HEALTH GUIDE REFERENCE FROM A.D.A.M
Isosulfan Blue (eye-soe-SUL-fan BLOO)
Used to test how well your lymphatic system is working in certain parts of your body.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to isosulfan blue or triphenylmethane.
How to Use This Medicine
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. 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 breast feeding, 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 asthma or any allergies.
- This medicine may cause your urine to turn blue for up to 24 hours after you receive this medicine.
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.
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