Active ingredients: methylene blue
What it is used for
Methylene Blue Injection USP is indicated: for the treatment of drug-induced methaemoglobinaemia; for the treatment of idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia (in which structural abnormality of haemoglobin is not present); as a bacteriological strain as a dye in diagnostic procedures such as fistula detection; for the delineation of certain body tissues during surgery.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear blue coloured solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient methylene blue
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems