What should I know about methylene blue before receiving it?

Tell your doctor if you have had any allergic responses to methylene blue, phenothiazines, thiazide diuretics or any other medications, and also if you have any other allergies, such as to food, animals or dyes. Tell your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medications. Discuss the use of methylene blue with food, tobacco or alcohol. Babies are particularly sensitive to the effects of this medication, which can increase the possibility of side effects. Inform your doctor if you have any other medical issues, particularly glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, cyanide poisoning or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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