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Indigo Carmine

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate) is excreted largely by the kidneys, retaining its blue color during passage through the body.

Elimination of the dye begins soon after injection, appearing in the urine within 10 minutes in average cases.The biological half-life is 4 to 5 minutes following intravenous injection. Larger quantities are necessary when intramuscular injection is employed. Appearance time and elimination are delayed following intramuscular injection.

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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