When You Have Blue Urine or Green Urine
Medications that Cause Blue or Green Urine
Amitriptyline- an anti-depressant and migraine preventative known to cause blue urine or green urine
Cimetidine (Tagamet)- a common antacid medication that is also used to treat stomach ulcers
Indomethacin (Indocin)- a medication used to treat gout
Propofol (Diprivan)- a drug used as a general anesthetic or a sedative administered by IV
Methylene Blue- an ingredient in food dyes and medications with a wide variety of uses. It is usually part of the food colors Azure A, B and C. It is an MAOI and so should be used carefully, especially by those taking SSRI medications. Methylene blue is an ingredient in Prosed, another medication on this list, and is the reason Prosed can cause blue urine or green urine.
Metoclopramide- an anti-nausea drug that also increases gastric motility
Promethazine (Phenergan)- an anti-histamine medication that is also used to treat nausea and insomnia
See more medications that cause blue urine or green urine below.
Prosed, Urised and Trac Tabs- anti-spasmodic medications used for urinary tract pain
Triamterene- a diuretic used to treat high blood pressure and edema (swelling)
Viagra- a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction
General Categories of Medications:
Medications used to treat urinary pain- These can turn your pee unusual colors, depending on which brand you get. It is not unusual for this sort of medication to turn your urine blue or green.
Medications with Methylene Blue as an ingredient- This compound is used for many different purposes. In combination with light, it is used to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as psoriasis, West Nile virus and Hepatitis C, due to its anti-viral properties. It is being investigated for use against cancer and dementia.