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Methylene Blue Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- What are the possible side effects of methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- How should I take methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Methylene Blue)?
- What happens if I overdose (Methylene Blue)?
- What should I avoid while taking methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- What other drugs will affect methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Methylene Blue)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Methylene Blue)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect methylene blue (Methylene Blue)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- acetazolamide (Diamox);
- sodium bicarbonate; or
- a diuretic (water pill) such as hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ, Accuretic, Aldactazide, Aldoril, Atacand HCT, Avalide, Capozide, Diovan HCT, Dyazide, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Inderide, Lopressor HCT, Lotensin HCT, Maxzide, Moduretic, Vaseretic, Zestoretic, Ziac, and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methylene blue. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about methylene blue.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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