Generic Name: trypan blue (Intraocular route)
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
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Therapeutic Class: Surgical Aid, Ocular
Uses For MembraneBlue
Trypan blue is used as a surgical aid during cataract eye surgery. It is a blue dye that works by staining a part of the eye called the retinal membrane. This creates a contrast between the different parts of your eye and helps your doctor to see the retinal membrane more clearly.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Before Using MembraneBlue
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of trypan blue in children.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of trypan blue in the elderly.
Interactions with Medicines
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Proper Use of trypan blue
This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain trypan blue. It may not be specific to MembraneBlue. Please read with care.
A doctor will give you this medicine during your eye surgery. Any extra amount of this medicine will be washed out of your eye at the end of the surgery.
Precautions While Using MembraneBlue
Your doctor will want to check your progress at regular visits during the first few weeks after you receive this medicine.
Some of this medicine may remain in your eye for a few days. It might make your eye or tears appear to be blue. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions.
MembraneBlue Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:Incidence not known
- Blue color remaining in the eye
- Discoloration of artificially implanted lens
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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