Methylene blue

Methylene blue

 

General English name: Methylene blue

Brand: Provayblue, Urolene Blue

Application: Methemoglobinemia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of methylene blue

Methylene Blue Drug Information

The correct amount and method of methylene blue consumption

Contraindications to methylene blue

Methylene blue consumption during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of methylene blue consumption on driving

Drug Interaction Methylene Blue

Methylene Blue Warning

Side effects of methylene blue

Side effects of methylene blue overdose (Methylene blue poisoning)

Storage conditions of Methylene blue

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of methylene blue

Tablets, injectable vials

 

Methylene Blue Drug Information

Methylene blue is used to treat methemoglobinemia (methemoglobinemia). Methemoglobin is a type of hemoglobin, a substance in the blood that carries oxygen and distributes it in your tissues and organs; However, methemoglobin is not a type of hemoglobin that is useful in carrying oxygen.

Methemoglobin is usually present in small amounts in the blood, but when methemoglobin levels rise, the blood is less able to circulate oxygen. Methemoglobinemia is a disease in which methemoglobin is present in large amounts in the blood and as a result the blood loses the ability to carry oxygen in the body. Methemoglobinemia can occur when a person is exposed to certain medications or chemicals, such as nitrites.

Methylene blue injection is used to treat methemoglobinemia. Methylene blue converts methemoglobin into a more efficient form of hemoglobin, leading to better oxygen delivery in the body.

 

The correct amount and method of methylene blue consumption

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and dosage of Methylene blue varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • The drug is injected intravenously (within 30 minutes) under a doctor's supervision.
  • Breathing, blood pressure, oxygen level, kidney function and other vital signs should be monitored when receiving methylene blue.
  • Patients usually need to receive a dose of methylene blue. If a second dose is needed, your doctor may prescribe a second dose 1 hour after the first dose.
  • The dose and course of treatment with this drug for each person depends on the treatment process, the patient's weight.

 

Contraindications to methylene blue

  • Note the expiration date of the methylene blue medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give Methylene blue to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with methylene blue, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Methylene blue consumption during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. If you need this medicine in certain circumstances, your doctor will prescribe methylene blue for you after a thorough examination.

 

The effect of methylene blue consumption on driving

Methylene blue can cause blurred vision. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interaction Methylene Blue

It may alter the function of the medication and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.

 

Methylene Blue Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking methylene blue:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of methylene blue

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Green or blue urine or stool

Pain in the arms or legs

Change the taste of the mouth

Headache

Vertigo

Sweating

Skin discoloration

nausea

Severe allergic reactions (symptoms of drug allergies such as skin rash and shortness of breath), confusion or weakness, pale or yellow skin, dark urine, fever: See a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms.

Important Note: Methylene blue consumption may cause serotonin toxicity syndrome in the body, which is accompanied by symptoms such as irritation, hallucinations, fever, rapid heartbeat, rapid reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting; See a doctor right away if you have these symptoms.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Methylene blue.

 

Side effects of methylene blue overdose (Methylene blue poisoning)

This drug is injected under the supervision of a doctor and with precise calculations for the patient, the possibility of poisoning is very low. But if severe symptoms such as vomiting, stomach pain, chest pain or stiffness, wheezing, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, dizziness, chills, dilated pupils, bruising of the skin or lips, numbness or tingling, tightness If you have shortness of breath, fainting, tell your doctor immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Methylene blue

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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