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Methylene Blue (Systemic)

Brand Names : Urolene Blue, aniline violet, methylthionine chloride, tetramethylthionine chloride

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antimethemoglobinemic
  • 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.

  • Tablets (U.S.)
  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Urolene Blue

Generic name product may be available in the U.S. and Canada.

Other commonly used names are aniline violet , methylthionine chloride , and tetramethylthionine chloride .


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Methylene Blue: Before Using

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