Lymphazurin

1 What is Lymphazurin?

Brand: Lymphazurin

Generic: Isosulfan Blue (Subcutaneous Route)

Lymphazurin is a blue dye injected into the lymphatic system as an aid in lymphography. Doctors use Isosulfan Blue to visualize lymphatic fluids, lymph nodes, and lymphatic vessels.

The lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels contain lymph, a clear liquid that circulates throughout the lymphatic system.

This makes Isosulfan Blue useful in diagnosing conditions such as lymphedema, chyluria (lymph in urine), chylous ascites (lymph in the stomach), chylothorax (lymph in the chest), cancers in the lymph nodes and checking the condition of lymph nodes during cancer treatment.

Isosulfan Blue is an injectable medication, and you need a prescription to purchase it.

Only use Isosulfan blue according to doctor’s instructions.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Lymphazurin, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

If you experienced allergies or sensitivities to Isosulfan blue before, tell it to your doctor right away.

The safety of Isosulfan blue to children and infants is not well known.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving Isosulfan blue.

Isosulfan blue is an FDA pregnancy category C drug, which means it may cause harm to the unborn baby when given to pregnant patients.

Do not breastfeed when you received Isosulfan blue.

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3 Proper Usage

To use Lymphazurin properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

Only a doctor can give you Isosulfan Blue. Isosulfan Blue is usually injected under your skin (subcutaneous route). Only a health professional can inject Isosulfan blue to you.

Isosulfan blue is injected right before the lymphography procedure.

If you felt any untoward symptoms, mention it to your health providers right away.

Isosulfan blue is only given by health professionals, and you only take it once, so overdosing and missing a dose is very unlikely.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Lymphazurin, there are some precautions you must take.

The doctor or your health providers will observe you closely for a time after giving you Isosulfan Blue to monitor for side effects.

Isosulfan blue may cause unusual changes in the results of pulse oximetry.

Make sure to tell your health providers you used Isosulfan blue.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Lymphazurin.

Isosulfan blue may cause the following side effects.

Call the doctor right away if you experienced the following:

  • Cold clammy skin
  • Confusion
  • Cough
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fast or weak pulse
  • Hives or rash
  • Itching
  • Appearance of swelling or hives on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet or genital area
  • Lightheadedness
  • Puffiness around the eyes
  • Redness of the skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Wheezing
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