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Methylene Blue

Also known as Urolene Blue

Methylene blue (CI 52015) is a heterocyclic aromatic chemical compound with the molecular formula C16H18N3SCl. It has many uses in a range of different fields, such as biology and chemistry. At room temperature it appears as a solid, odorless, dark green powder, that yields a blue solution when dissolved in water. The hydrated form has 3 molecules of water per molecule of methylene blue. Methylene blue should not be confused with methyl blue, another histology stain, new methylene blue, nor with the methyl violets often used as pH indicators.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed methylene blue to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take methylene blue if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions


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