Methylene Blue (Available In Capsules From 2.5mg to 200mg)

Rock Ridge Pharmacy: Compounding Experts for your Path to Better Health

How does it work? How Should I Take Methylene Blue? Dosing Side Effects Response Time

Methylene Blue is a synthetic compound belonging to the thiazine class of dyes, distinguished by its deep blue color. Initially synthesized in the 19th century, it has become a versatile agent with significant pharmacological properties.

How does it work?

  • Methylene Blue operates through diverse mechanisms, enhancing cellular energy production by optimizing mitochondrial function and scavenging harmful free radicals as an antioxidant. It exhibits neuroprotective effects, modulates nitric oxide pathways, and demonstrates broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.

  • Furthermore, it serves as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy, offering selective cytotoxicity against cancer cells. This multifaceted pharmacological profile underscores Methylene Blue's versatility as a therapeutic agent with potential applications in neurodegenerative diseases, infectious disorders, and cancer treatment.

Unlock the potential of compounded methylene blue capsules within the realm of integrative and functional medicine

  • Neurological Disorders: They may help alleviate symptoms and slow the progression in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's by supporting brain function.
  • Mitochondrial Dysfunction: The capsules boost mitochondrial efficiency, which can help with energy production and reduce fatigue.
  • Cognitive Enhancement: Methylene blue is used to improve mental acuity and memory.
  • Infections: Its antimicrobial properties are effective against infections like MRSA, malaria, and Lyme disease.
  • Pain Management: It has shown effectiveness in reducing various types of pain, from post-operative discomfort to chronic pain conditions.


    • Dosing of Methylene Blue should be individualized based on the indication being treated and the patient's unique characteristics. Close monitoring and regular follow-up with a healthcare provider are essential to ensure safe and effective therapy.

      Never self-administer Methylene Blue without medical supervision, as inappropriate dosing can lead to adverse effects or complications.


Side Effects

  • If you experience any concerning symptoms while using Methylene Blue, seek medical attention promptly.

    • Common side effects: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and gastrointestinal discomfort.
    • Risk of methemoglobinemia: Particularly in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency.
    • Potential for hemolysis: Especially in those with underlying hemolytic disorders.
    • Risk of serotonin syndrome: Especially when used with serotonergic medications.
    • Possibility of allergic reactions: Including rash, itching, swelling, or anaphylaxis.
    • Drug interactions: Methylene Blue may interact with other medications, necessitating caution and medical supervision.

Response Time

  • The response time to Methylene Blue can range from immediate effects in acute conditions to gradual improvements over time in chronic conditions. The variability in response underscores the importance of individualized treatment approaches and close monitoring to optimize therapeutic outcomes.


How should I take Methylene Blue?

Take the Methylene Blue tablet after a meal, with full glass (8 ounces) of water. Methylene Blue will most likely cause urine or stools to appear blue or green in color. This is normal side effect of the medication and will not cause any harm. This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Methylene Blue.


Pharmacist's Role

  • Pharmacists play a vital role in Methylene Blue therapy by compounding and dispensing medications, educating patients on proper use and potential side effects, and monitoring treatment response. They assess drug interactions, manage adverse effects, and collaborate with healthcare providers to ensure safe and effective medication management. Pharmacists also contribute to clinical decision-making, advocating for patient safety and well-being. Through their expertise in medication management and patient care, pharmacists optimize Methylene Blue therapy to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.

Ways to Send In Prescriptions

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1. Fax

Write a prescription on a prescription pad and fax over to 201-444-2698.

We'll take care of the rest!


2. E-Scribe

E-Rx (E-scribe) to “Rock Ridge Pharmacy”

Make sure our address is 191 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

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3. Call

We want to make sure it's as easy as possible for our patients!

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4. Telemedicine

Rock Ridge Pharmacy, in partnership with Physician 360, offers on-demand telemedicine consultations for LDN and other conditions. Learn more below.

How To Start:

Follow the steps below to get started and to sign up for a consultation!

  1. Click Start Now (Green Button Above)
  2. Create an account and log in at [start now button above]. Take a brief questionnaire about your symptoms or why you want to speak to a provider.
  3. Within approximately 5-10 minutes, connect with a medical professional on your phone or your computer [if an RX is warranted, the RX will be sent to Rock Ridge Pharmacy right after the call]
  4. If needed, a prescription will be electronically sent to our team at Rock Ridge Pharmacy.

Rock Ridge Pharmacy is located at 191 Rock Rd, Glen Rock NJ, 07452

At our pharmacy, we're proud to offer specialized Methylene Blue services tailored to meet your unique needs. With a commitment to excellence and patient care, our trained pharmacists are equipped to provide expert guidance and assistance with Methylene Blue administration. Whether you require Methylene Blue for medical or research purposes, our team ensures precise dosing and proper handling to guarantee safety and efficacy.

A: Compounded Methylene Blue is a customized formulation prepared by our pharmacists to meet specific patient needs that are not addressed by commercially available products. This may include modifications in dosage form, strength, or ingredients to avoid potential allergens.

A: Patients may require compounded Methylene Blue if they need a specific dose not commercially available, have allergies to ingredients in standard formulations, or require a unique delivery method to improve treatment effectiveness and patient compliance.

A: At Rock Ridge Pharmacy, Methylene Blue can be compounded into various forms including capsules, liquid, and suppository depending on the patient's needs and the prescribing doctor’s specifications.

A: Dosage is determined based on individual health needs assessed by the healthcare provider, taking into consideration the patient's medical history, the condition being treated, and response to therapy. Our pharmacists work closely with the prescriber to ensure the dosage is tailored to the patient.

A: Compounded Methylene Blue is used for its cognitive-enhancing properties, and its effectiveness in treating certain infections, such as MRSA and malaria. It is also explored for potential benefits in conditions like Alzheimer’s disease due to its impact on oxidative stress and mitochondrial function.

A: Side effects can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible discoloration of urine or stools. There is also a risk of serotonin syndrome when taken with certain medications, and individuals with G6PD deficiency may experience complications.

A: You will need a prescription from your healthcare provider, which can be sent to us via fax, e-prescription, or directly by your doctor’s office. We ensure all prescriptions are validated and compounded according to the highest standards.

A: Our pharmacists are integral to compounding, dispensing, and providing guidance on the use of Methylene Blue. They assess drug interactions, manage dosages, and monitor treatment outcomes, ensuring safe and effective use of the medication.

Storage conditions may vary depending on the formulation. Generally, it should be stored in a cool, dry place away from light. Specific storage instructions will be provided with your prescription.

A: Absolutely! Our pharmacists are available to discuss your treatment, answer any questions, and provide detailed information about your compounded medication.



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