Methylene Blue (Methylthioninium Chloride)- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugMethylene Blue (Methylthioninium Chloride) is an Antidotes and Substances Used in Poisoning
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Methylene Blue (Methylthioninium Chloride) is used for
1. Acute methaemoglobinaemia
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms INJECTION
Contraindications 1. Severe renal impairment
2. methaemoglobinaemia due to chlorate or induced by sodium nitrite in the treatment of cyanide poisoning
Precautions1. Pregnancy
2. Lactation.
 3. G-6-PD deficiency-may cause haemolytic
4. Monitor blood methaemoglobin throughout treatment

Adverse Effects1. Nausea
2. Vomiting
3. Abdominal pain
4. Chest pain
5. Headache
6. Dizziness
7. Confusion
8. Profuse sweating
9. Hypertension or hypotension
10. Haemolytic anaemia-in G-6-PD
Pregnancy Category C

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