What is Methylene blue?
Methylene blue is a dark green colored powder which gives blue colored solution in water. It is a formal derivative of phenothiazine. It is also called Methylthioninium chloride. It is a salt which used as a dye to stain and inactivate certain microbes. It is commonly used to treat pediatric and adult patients with acquired methemoglobinemia. It is widely used as a Redox indicator in analytical chemistry. It was originally developed as a dye to color clothing. Later, it was used by researchers as a stain for identifying bacteria and parasites. Methylene blue belongs to the class of compounds known as “Phenothiazine’s” and more particularly “Diamino Phenothiazine’s”.
Uses of Methylene blue for Humans
The utilization of Methylene blue as a pharmaceutical agent for the treatment of diverse medical disorders in humans is a prevalent practice. Its administration is primarily conducted through intravenous infusion, typically for a limited duration, depending upon the specific purpose for which it is being employed. Additionally, it is occasionally employed orally and topically in certain circumstances.
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