NDC 70069-221 Isosulfan Blue

Isosulfan Blue

NDC Product Code 70069-221

NDC 70069-221-06

Package Description: 6 VIAL in 1 CARTON > 5 mL in 1 VIAL (70069-221-01)

NDC Product Information

Isosulfan Blue with NDC 70069-221 is a a human prescription drug product labeled by Somerset Therapeutics, Llc. The generic name of Isosulfan Blue is isosulfan blue. The product's dosage form is injection, solution and is administered via subcutaneous form.

Labeler Name: Somerset Therapeutics, Llc

Dosage Form: Injection, Solution - A liquid preparation containing one or more drug substances dissolved in a suitable solvent or mixture of mutually miscible solvents that is suitable for injection.

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Isosulfan Blue Active Ingredient(s)

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This is the active ingredient list. Each ingredient name is the preferred term of the UNII code submitted.


Inactive Ingredient(s)

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The inactive ingredients are all the component of a medicinal product OTHER than the active ingredient(s). The acronym "UNII" stands for “Unique Ingredient Identifier” and is used to identify each inactive ingredient present in a product.

  • WATER (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)

Administration Route(s)

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  • Subcutaneous - Administration beneath the skin; hypodermic. Synonymous with the term SUBDERMAL.

Product Labeler Information

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Name of Company corresponding to the labeler code segment of the Product NDC.

Labeler Name: Somerset Therapeutics, Llc
Labeler Code: 70069
FDA Application Number: ANDA210558 What is the FDA Application Number?
This corresponds to the NDA, ANDA, or BLA number reported by the labeler for products which have the corresponding Marketing Category designated. If the designated Marketing Category is OTC Monograph Final or OTC Monograph Not Final, then the Application number will be the CFR citation corresponding to the appropriate Monograph (e.g. “part 341”). For unapproved drugs, this field will be null.

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Start Marketing Date: 07-23-2019 What is the Start Marketing Date?
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Listing Expiration Date: 12-31-2020 What is the Listing Expiration Date?
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Exclude Flag: N What is the NDC Exclude Flag?
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Isosulfan Blue Product Labeling Information

The product labeling information includes all published material associated to a drug. Product labeling documents include information like generic names, active ingredients, ingredient strength dosage, routes of administration, appearance, usage, warnings, inactive ingredients, etc.

Product Labeling Index

1.1 Lymphatic Vessel Delineation

Isosulfan blue injection 1% upon subcutaneous administration, delineates lymphatic vessels draining the region of injection. It is an adjunct to lymphography in: primary and secondary lymphedema of the extremities; chyluria, chylous ascites or chylothorax; lymph node involvement by primary or secondary neoplasm; and lymph node response to therapeutic modalities.

2.1 Subcutaneous Administration

Isosulfan blue injection 1% is to be administered subcutaneously, one-half (1/2) mL into three (3) interdigital spaces of each extremity per study. A maximum dose of 3 mL (30 mg) isosulfan blue is, therefore, injected.


1% aqueous solution (isosulfan blue)

Isosulfan blue injection 1% is contraindicated in those individuals with known hypersensitivity to triphenylmethane or related compounds.

No drug interactions have been identified with isosulfan blue injection 1%.

5.1 Hypersensitivity Reactions

Life threatening anaphylactic reactions (respiratory distress, shock, angioedema) have occurred after isosulfan blue injection 1% administration. Reactions are more likely to occur in patients with a history of bronchial asthma, allergies, drug reactions or previous reactions to triphenylmethane dyes. Monitor patients closely for at least 60 minutes after administration of isosulfan blue injection 1%. Trained personnel should be available to administer emergency care including resuscitation.

5.2 Precipitation Of Isosulfan Blue Injection 1% By Lidocaine

The admixture of isosulfan blue injection 1% (with local anesthetics (i.e. lidocaine)) in the same syringe results in an immediate precipitation of 4% to 9% drug complex. Use a separate syringe to administer a local anesthetic.

5.3 Interference With Oxygen Saturation And Methemoglobin Measurements

Isosulfan blue injection 1% interferes with measurements of oxygen saturation in peripheral blood by pulse oximetry and can cause falsely low readings. The interference effect is maximal at 30 minutes and minimal generally by 4 hours after administration. Arterial blood gas analysis may be needed to verify decreased arterial partial pressure of oxygen.Isosulfan blue injection 1% may also cause falsely elevated readings of methemoglobin by arterial blood gas analyzer. Therefore, co-oximetry may be needed to verify methemoglobin level.

6.1 Post-Marketing Experience

Hypersensitivity Reactions: Case series report an overall incidence of hypersensitivity reactions in approximately 2% of patients. Life threatening anaphylactic reactions have occurred. Manifestations include respiratory distress, shock, angioedema, urticaria, pruritus. A death has been reported following administration of a similar compound employed to estimate the depth of a severe burn. Reactions are more likely to occur in patients with a personal or family history of bronchial asthma, significant allergies, drug reactions or previous reactions to triphenylmethane dyes [see Warnings and Precautions (5)].Laboratory Tests: Isosulfan blue injection 1% interferes with measurements of oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry and of methemoglobin by gas analyzer [see Warnings and Precautions (5)].Skin: transient or long-term (tattooing) blue coloration.

8.3 Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when isosulfan blue injection 1% is administered to a nursing mother.

8.4 Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of isosulfan blue injection 1% in children have not been established.

10 Overdosage

Do not exceed indicated recommended dosage as overdosage levels have not been identified for isosulfan blue injection 1%.

11 Description

The chemical name of isosulfan blue injection 1% is N-[4- [[4-(diethylamino)phenyl] (2,5-disulfophenyl) methylene]-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene]-N-ethylethanaminium hydroxide, inner salt, sodium salt. Its structural formula is:Isosulfan blue injection 1% is a sterile aqueous solution for subcutaneous administration. Phosphate buffer in sterile, pyrogen free water is added in sufficient quantity to yield a final pH of 6.8 to 7.4. Each mL of solution contains 10 mg isosulfan blue, 6.6 mg sodium monohydrogen phosphate and 2.7 mg potassium dihydrogen phosphate. The solution contains no preservative. Isosulfan blue injection 1% is a contrast agent for the delineation of lymphatic vessels.

12.2 Pharmacodynamics

Following subcutaneous administration, isosulfan blue injection 1% binds to serum proteins and is picked up by the lymphatic vessels. Thus, the lymphatic vessels are delineated by the blue dye.

12.3 Pharmacokinetics

Up to 10% of the subcutaneously administered dose of isosulfan blue injection 1% is excreted unchanged in the urine in 24 hours in humans.

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility

Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of isosulfan blue injection 1%. Reproduction studies in animals have not been conducted and, therefore, it is unknown if a problem concerning mutagenesis or impairment of fertility in either males or females exists.

13.3 Teratogenic Effects

Pregnancy Category C. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with isosulfan blue injection 1%. It is not known whether isosulfan blue injection 1% can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Isosulfan blue injection 1% should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

16 How Supplied/Storage And Handling

Isosulfan blue injection 1% is supplied as a 5 mL single-dose vial, 1% aqueous solution in a phosphate buffer prepared by appropriate manufacturing to be sterile and pyrogen-free.NDC 70069-221-06 carton containing 6 x 5 mL single-dose vialsSTORAGE: Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Avoid excessive heat.

17 Patient Counseling Information

Inform patients that urine color may be blue for 24 hours following administration of isosulfan blue injection 1%.Manufactured By:                                                                            Wintac Limited                                                                                   Bangalore 562123                                                                               IndiaCode No.: KR/DRUGS/KTK/28/289/97Manufactured for:Somerset Therapeutics, LLCSomerset, NJ 08873ST-ISB11/P/00

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