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RCT | Preliminary study suggests early methylene blue administration reduces vasopressor duration in septic shock patients

16 Mar, 2023 | 13:25h | UTC

Summary: The study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of early adjunctive methylene blue (MB) administration in patients with septic shock. In this single-center randomized controlled trial, 91 patients were randomly assigned to receive MB or placebo, with the primary outcome being the time to vasopressor discontinuation at 28 days.

The study found that the MB group had a significantly shorter time to vasopressor discontinuation, one more day of vasopressor-free days at day 28, a shorter length of stay in the ICU and hospital, and no serious adverse effects related to MB administration.

However, the study was limited by its small sample size and single-center design. Therefore, larger multicenter randomized clinical trials are needed to confirm the potential benefit of MB as an early adjunctive therapy in patients with septic shock.

Article: Early adjunctive methylene blue in patients with septic shock: a randomized controlled trial – Critical Care


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