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Indigo Carmine

Indigo Carmine Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 1/3/2016

Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate sodium) Injection is a diagnostic agent that tests for renal function used to find ureteral orifices during cystoscopy and ureteral catheterization. Side effects of Indigo Carmine are rare, but may include a mild rise in blood pressure.

Indigo Carmine solution is injected either intravenously or intramuscularly, and its appearance at the ureteral orifices is watched with the cystoscope in place. The intravenous method is preferred because a 5 mL injection is sufficient. Indigo Carmine may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Indigo Carmine should be used only if prescribed. It in unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate sodium) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Indigo Carmine FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


See "WARNINGS" section.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate) is not a controlled substance listed in any of the Drug Enforcement Administration Schedules.Its use is not known to lead to dependence or abuse.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Indigo Carmine (Indigotindisulfonate)

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.

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