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Methylene Blue

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Methylene blue (methylene blue injection) is Phenothiazin-5-ium, 3,7-bis (dimethylamino)-, chloride, trihydrate. It will produce two opposite actions on hemoglobin. Low concentrations will convert methemoglobin to hemoglobin. High concentrations convert the ferrous iron of reduced hemoglobin to ferric iron which results in the formation of methemoglobin.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/22/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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