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Methylene blue Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Methylene blue is also known as: Provayblue, Urolene Blue

Methylene blue Pregnancy Warnings

Methylene blue has been assigned pregnancy category X by the FDA. Methylene blue is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus. Epidemiologic evidence exists that Methylene blue is a teratogen. An association exists between the use of methylene blue in amniocentesis and atresia of the ileum and jejunum, ileal occlusions and other adverse effects in the neonate. Methylene blue Injection should not be administered to pregnant women during amniocentesis due to the risk of teratogenicity and other newborn adverse effects.

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Methylene blue Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of methylene blue into human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Methylene Blue (methylene blue)." American Regent Laboratories Inc, Shirley, NY.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Methylene Blue (methylene blue)." American Regent Laboratories Inc, Shirley, NY.

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