Indigo Carmine

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 9/27/2021
Indigo Carmine Side Effects Center

What Is Indigo Carmine?

Indigo Carmine (indigotindisulfonate sodium) Injection is a diagnostic agent that tests for renal function used to find ureteral orifices during cystoscopy and ureteral catheterization.

What Are Side Effects of Indigo Carmine?

Side effects of Indigo Carmine are rare, but may include a mild rise in blood pressure.

Dosage for Indigo Carmine

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.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Indigo Carmine?

Indigo Carmine may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Indigo Carmine During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

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.

Additional Information

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.


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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.

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