Who should receive methylene blue?

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Methylene blue is used to treat people with drug induced methemoglobinemia, a condition in which the blood cannot provide oxygen where it is needed in the body. In addition, methylene blue is used as a dye that stains particular body parts and fluids to make them easier to see before or during surgery, on an x-ray or in other diagnostic examinations.

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