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Methylene Blue

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Methylene Blue




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WARNINGS

Methylene Blue (methylene blue injection) should not be given by subcutaneous or intrathecal injection.

PRECAUTIONS

Methylene Blue (methylene blue injection) must be injected intravenously very slowly over a period of several minutes to prevent local high concentration of the compound from producing additional methemoglobin. Do not exceed recommended dosage.

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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