Methylene Blue (Systemic)
Brand Names : Urolene Blue, aniline violet, methylthionine chloride, tetramethylthionine chloride
- Diagnostic aid, tissue dye
Methylene (METH-i-leen) blue is used to treat a condition called methemoglobinemia.
This condition occurs when the blood cannot deliver oxygen where it is needed
in the body. Methylene blue is also used as a dye to stain certain parts of
the body before or during surgery.
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.
Other commonly used names are aniline violet
, methylthionine chloride
, and tetramethylthionine chloride