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Trypan Blue
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Trypan Blue Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(TRYE pan bloo)

U.S. Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Ophthalmic Agent

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to trypan blue or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If your doctor is inserting a type of lens which is (non-hydrated) dry.

How does it work?

• This medicine stains a part of the eye to help the eye doctor with surgery.

How is it best taken?

• For the eye only.

• This medicine is instilled into the eye by your healthcare provider.

• Your eye will be irrigated with salt solution to eliminate unneeded dye.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• This medicine is taken on an as needed basis.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 17:26:23.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:21:13.0

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