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Trypan Blue

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Overview

What is VISIONBLUE?

VisionBlue® (trypan blue ophthalmic solution) 0.06% is a sterile solution of trypan blue (an acid di-azo group dye). VisionBlue® 0.06% is a selective tissue staining agent for use as a medical aid in ophthalmic surgery.

Each mL of VisionBlue® 0.06% contains: 0.6 mg trypan blue; 1.9 mg sodium mono-hydrogen orthophosphate (Na HPO ·2H O); 0.3 mg sodium di-hydrogen orthophosphate (NaH PO ·2H O); 8.2 mg sodium chloride (NaCl); and water for injection. The pH is 7.3 – 7.6. the osmolality is 257-314 mOsm/kg.

The drug substance trypan blue has the chemical name 3,3’-[(3,3’-dimethyl-4,4’-biphenylylene) bis (azo)] bis (5-amino-4-hydroxy-2,7-naphthalenedisulfonic acid) tetra sodium salt, a molecular weight of 960.8, a molecular formula of C H N Na O S , and has the following chemical structure:



What does VISIONBLUE look like?



What are the available doses of VISIONBLUE?

VisionBlue® (trypan blue ophthalmic solution) 0.06% in a volume of 0.5 mL.

What should I talk to my health care provider before I take VISIONBLUE?

Trypan blue should not be given to pregnant women.

How should I use VISIONBLUE?

VisionBlue® 0.06% is indicated for use as an aid in ophthalmic surgery by staining the anterior capsule of the lens.

Cataract surgery.

VisionBlue® 0.06% is packaged in a 2.25 mL syringe to which a blunt cannula has to be attached.

After opening the eye, an air bubble is injected into the anterior chamber of the eye in order to minimize dilution of VisionBlue® 0.06% by the aqeous. VisionBlue® 0.06% is carefully applied onto the anterior lens capsule using a blunt cannula. Sufficient staining is achieved as soon as the dye has contacted the capsule. The anterior chamber is then irrigated with balanced salt solution to remove all excess dye. An anterior capsulotomy can then be performed.


What interacts with VISIONBLUE?

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What are the warnings of VISIONBLUE?

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What are the precautions of VISIONBLUE?

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What are the side effects of VISIONBLUE?

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What should I look out for while using VISIONBLUE?

VisionBlue® 0.06% is contraindicated when a non-hydrated (dry state), hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) is planned to be inserted into the eye. The dye may be absorbed by the IOL and stain it.


What might happen if I take too much VISIONBLUE?

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How should I store and handle VISIONBLUE?

Store at 25º C (77º F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30º C (59 to 86º F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].Do not store unpouched. Insert immediately upon removal from the protective pouch.Store at 25º C (77º F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30º C (59 to 86º F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].Do not store unpouched. Insert immediately upon removal from the protective pouch.VisionBlue® 0.06% is supplied as follows:0.5 mL of VisionBlue® 0.06% in a sterile single-use Luer Lok, 2.25 mL glass syringe, grey rubber plunger stopper and tip cap with polypropylene plunger rod in a peel pouch. Ten pouched products are packed in on distribution box.VisionBlue® 0.06% is supplied as follows:0.5 mL of VisionBlue® 0.06% in a sterile single-use Luer Lok, 2.25 mL glass syringe, grey rubber plunger stopper and tip cap with polypropylene plunger rod in a peel pouch. Ten pouched products are packed in on distribution box.


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Clinical Information

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Non-Clinical Toxicology
VisionBlue® 0.06% is contraindicated when a non-hydrated (dry state), hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) is planned to be inserted into the eye. The dye may be absorbed by the IOL and stain it.

Nephrotoxicity has been reported following concomitant administration of cephalosporins with aminoglycoside antibacterial drugs or potent diuretics such as furosemide. Renal function should be carefully monitored, especially if higher dosages of the aminoglycosides are to be administered or if therapy is prolonged, because of the potential nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity of aminoglycoside antibacterial drugs. Nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity were not noted when ceftazidime was given alone in clinical trials.

Chloramphenicol has been shown to be antagonistic to beta-lactam antibacterial drugs, including ceftazidime, based on studies and time kill curves with enteric gram-negative bacilli. Due to the possibility of antagonism , particularly when bactericidal activity is desired, this drug combination should be avoided.

In common with other antibacterial drugs, ceftazidime may affect the gut flora, leading to lower estrogen reabsorption and reduced efficacy of combined oral estrogen/progesterone contraceptives.

Excessive staining:

It is recommended that after injection all excess VisionBlue® 0.06% is immediately removed from the eye by thorough irrigation of the anterior chamber.

Adverse reactions reported following use of VisionBlue® 0.06% include discoloration of high water content hydrogen intraocular lenses (see contraindications) and inadvertent staining of the posterior lens capsule and vitreous face. Staining of the posterior lens capsule or staining of the vitreous face is generally self limited, lasting up to one week.

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Reference

This information is obtained from the National Institute of Health's Standard Packaging Label drug database.
"https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/"

While we update our database periodically, we cannot guarantee it is always updated to the latest version.

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