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Brand name: Proveblue TM

Active ingredients: methylene blue

What it is used for

PROVEBLUE is indicated: For the treatment of drug-induced methaemoglobinaemia. For the treatment of idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia (in which structural abnormality of haemoglobulin is not present). As a bacterial stain. 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
  • Do not Freeze
  • Do not Refrigerate
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A sterile, clear blue solution for injection in 10 mL glass type I ampoules

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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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

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