Indocyanine green

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Assessment of cardiac output
Adult: 5 mg injected rapidly via a cardiac catheter. Max: 2 mg/kg. Doses are usually given in 1 mL volume and for an average of 5 dilution curves for each procedure. To prevent haemolysis, flush dye from catheter with normal saline.
Child: Infants 1.25 mg; Children 2.5 mg. Max: 2 mg/kg. Doses are injected rapidly via a cardiac catheter.

Assessment of hepatic function
Adult: Patient on fasting, basal state: 0.5 mg/kg injected rapidly into the lumen of an arm vein; do not allow the dye to escape outside the vein. If the photometric method is used, withdraw 6 mL of venous blood from the patient's arm for serum blank and standard curve construction before injection, and inject the correct amount of dye through the same needle.
Child: Same as adult dose.

Choroidal vasculature examination
Adult: During ophthalmic angiography: Up to 40 mg depending on the imaging equipment and technique used. Doses may be given via the antecubital vein, immediately flushed with 5 mL bolus of normal saline.
Reconstitute with the supplied sterile water for inj. Instructions for reconstitution may vary between indication and doses to be given. Refer to specific product guidelines.
Hypersensitivity to iodides.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Rarely, allergic reactions.
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting, faecal discolouration (green).
Nervous system disorders: Headache.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Pruritus, urticaria, diaphoresis.
Potentially Fatal: Anaphylaxis (during cardiac catheterisation).
IV/Parenteral: C
Drug Interactions
May cause a decrease in absorption peak with heparin and preparations containing sodium bisulfite.
Lab Interference
May cause an increase in serum inorganic iodide concentrations and a decrease in radioactive iodide uptake; allow at least 1 week washout period before performing radioactive iodine test.
Description: Indocyanine green is a water-soluble, tricarbocyanine dye that allows the recording of the indicator-dilution curves for the purpose of diagnosis and research, independent to fluctuations in oxygen saturation.
Distribution: Distributed in the blood and taken up by the hepatic parenchymal cells. Plasma protein binding: 95%, mainly to albumin.
Excretion: Via bile (free form). Elimination half-life: 2.2-3 minutes.
Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure Image
Indocyanine Green

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 11967809, Cardio-Green. Accessed Apr. 26, 2021.

Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Radiographic & Diagnostic Agents
ATC Classification
V04CX01 - indocyanine green ; Belongs to the class of other diagnostic agents.
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