silveryscrape (silveryscrape) wrote,

Welcome, new friend lj_serialadder! Heh.

Any of my medical friends out there know of a drug that will turn urine purple? Actually, the pee itself is brownish-grey and really smelly. But when I emptied the patient's foley, the residue left in the bag was a bright, vibrant purple, with a great cling. Ew. Now I can never drink wine again.

This guy is status post tx with Xeloda for colon cancer, and while I couldn't find anything about purple pee in the lit, there doesn't seem to be a lot of info on drug interactions with Xeloda or its metabolites. And he's not on any odd meds now, none that I'm unfamiliar with, just the usual stuff for a guy with a hx of heart and some chemo side effects.

Any ideas? Such a pretty color. The patient was mightily amused that I called in the other nurses to gawk.

Okay. Back to the cd-ripping-and-pack-rat-divestiture.

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