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Details with Side Effects
Large intravenous doses of Methylene Blue (methylene blue injection) produce nausea, abdominal and precordial pain, dizziness, headache, profuse sweating, mental confusion and the formation of methemoglobin.
Use in Pregnancy
Safety for use in pregnancy has not been established. Use of Methylene Blue (methylene blue injection) in women of childbearing potential requires that anticipated benefits be weighed against possible hazards.
Read the Methylene Blue (methylene blue injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
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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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