Intravenous methylene blue (IVMB) is a medication that can be used to help improve oxygen delivery to the body and reduce the sensation of pain.
Intravenous methylene blue (IVMB) is a medication that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including methemoglobinemia, a rare condition in which the level of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin, in the blood is too high. The primary benefit of IVMB is its ability to reduce the level of methemoglobin in the blood and improve oxygen delivery to the body.
One of the main benefits of IVMB is its ability to improve oxygen delivery to the body. Methemoglobinemia can reduce the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the body's tissues and organs. IVMB can help to convert methemoglobin back to hemoglobin, which can improve oxygen delivery and reduce symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes).
Another benefit of IVMB is that it can be used to treat certain types of acute and chronic pain conditions. IVMB has been shown to have an antinociceptive effect, which means it can help to reduce the sensation of pain. It has also been used as an adjuvant treatment to improve the efficacy of other pain management medications.
It is important to note that IVMB is considered a relatively safe medication, but it can cause some side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and headache. It is contraindicated in certain individuals, such as those with a history of seizures, glaucoma, or those who are taking certain medications such as MAO inhibitors.
We use commercial ProvayBlue in our office for patient safety and efficacy.
The cost per IV treatment is $650