Isosulfan Blue (By injection)
Uses of This Medicine
Isosulfan blue injection is used as an aid in a procedure called lymphography (medical imaging procedure) to test how well your lymphatic system is working in certain parts of your body. It is a blue dye that works by staining the lymph nodes and lymph vessels. This creates a contrast between the lymph nodes and vessels and helps your doctor check for serious medical problems such as lymphedema, chyluria (lymph in the urine), chylous ascites (lymph in the stomach), chylothorax (lymph in the chest), cancer of the lymph nodes, or other problems of the lymphatic system.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to isosulfan blue or triphenylmethane.
This medicine may cause your urine to turn blue for up to 24 hours after you receive it. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness, skin rash, sweating
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Blue discoloration of the skin
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
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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Brand names include
Lymphazurin, Lymphazurin 1%, Novaplus Isosulfan Blue, PremierPro Rx Isosulfan Blue
There may be other brand names for this medicine.