Isosulfan blue (Injection)

Introduction

Isosulfan Blue (eye-soe-SUL-fan BLOO)

Used during a medical test or imaging procedure to help internal organs or other body parts show up better.

Brand Name(s)

Lymphazurin

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to isosulfan blue or triphenylmethane.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • A doctor will give you this medicine in a hospital. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have had an allergic reaction to any dye or medicine given during a test or procedure.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have a history of asthma or any allergies.
  • This medicine may cause a serious type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you have cold clammy skin; confusion; dizziness; lightheadedness; a skin rash; itching; shortness of breath; sweating; swelling of the face, tongue, and throat; or trouble with breathing after you get the injection.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • This medicine may cause your urine to turn blue for up to 24 hours after you receive this medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Pain, swelling, itching, blistering, rash, or a lump under your skin where the shot was given.

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

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 06/12/2013

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This page was last updated: June 18, 2013

         
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