"Potential drug treatments are tested on paper, in laboratories and eventually in thousands of people. But every drug that goes through this cycle â€“ every drug that FDA approves â€“ carries some risk. One of the first lines of defense against "...
An occasional idiosyncratic drug reaction may occur. A mild pressor effect may be encountered in some patients. Since precipitation of indigotindisulfonate sodium may occur, Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate) Solution must not be diluted prior to injection or injected with infusion assemblies which were used with other solutions.
Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate) should be stored in the dark, away from direct light, preferably in the original package.
Pregnancy Category C
Animal Reproduction studies have not been conducted with indigotindisulfonate sodium injection.It is also not known whether indigotindisulfonate sodium injection can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Indigotindisulfonate sodium injection should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate) is administered to a nursing woman.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Indigo Carmine Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Find out what women really need.