What are the side effects of indigo carmine?

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Side effects with indigo carmine use are rare. In a small number of cases, the dye may increase blood pressure. In children, adolescents and small adults, the large dosages of indigo carmine may cause a relatively harmless discoloration of the skin. It's not known if indigo carmine causes side effects during pregnancy or when a woman is breastfeeding.

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