Iodine

 
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Contraindications

Iodine is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to iodine or potassium iodide;
- if you have a certain muscle disorder (myotonia congenita);
- if you have a certain type of blood vessel disease (hypocomplementemic vasculitis);
- if you have a certain type of skin condition (dermatitis herpetiformis);
- if you have Addison's disease;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have any thyroid problems (if you are taking this medication for non-thyroid conditions);
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have current attack/worsening of bronchitis;
- if you have heart disease;
- if you have high level of potassium in the blood;
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have tuberculosis;

Without a Prescription

In such cases, this product blocks the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine, protecting it from damage and reducing the risk of thyroid cancer.
Iodine along with other emergency measures that will be recommended to you by public health and safety officials (finding safe shelter, evacuation, controlling food supply).
Iodine contains iodine and potassium iodide.
Iodine is prescribed along with antithyroid medicines to prepare the thyroid gland for surgical removal and to treat certain overactive thyroid conditions (hyperthyroidism, thyroid storm).
Iodine is prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor (treatment of iodine deficiency).
Iodine is prescribed in preventing and treating infections that may in minor scrapes and cuts.
Iodine is prescribed to protect the thyroid gland after radioactive iodine treatment or in a radiation exposure emergency.
Iodine works by shrinking the size of the thyroid gland and by decreasing the amount of thyroid hormones the body makes.

Overdose

Reported Iodine overdose symptoms are:
- Abdominal or stomach pain;
- Diarrhea;
- Difficulty in passing urine;
- Fever;
- Nausea/vomiting;
- Nausea;
- Severe diarrhea;
- Stomach pain;
- Thirst;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vomiting;
- Weakness;

Interactions

Do not take Iodine with any of the following drugs:
- ACE inhibitors;
- Amiloride;
- Angiotensin receptor blockers;
- ARBs;
- Captopril;
- Certain "water pills";
- Drospirenone;
- Drugs that contain potassium;
- Eplerenone;
- Lisinopril;
- Lithium;
- Losartan;
- Potassium-sparing diuretics;
- Spironolactone;
- Supplements potassium chloride;
- Triamterene;
- Valsartan;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Iodine may also be known as:
- Bioiodine;
- Elixir Americano;
- Geri-Dyne;
- Iodeton;
- Iodetoss;
- Iodex;
- Iopotoss;
- Jod beta;
- Jodbalanc;
- Jodetten;
- Jodgamma;
- Jodid;
- Jodix;
- Jodosan;
- Kalijev;
- Minostoss;
- Mono-Jod;
- Pima;
- Pose-Iodophore;
- Sclerodine;
- Sifpol;
- SSKI;
- Tenturdiyot;
- Thyprotect;
- Thyro-Block;
- ThyroShield;
- Vitreolent;
- Xarope Neo;
- Yodolactina;
- Yoduk;

Side Effects

Iodine side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Acne;
- Black stools;
- Blistering;
- Bloody diarrhea;
- Burning mouth/throat;
- Chest pain;
- Cold intolerance;
- Confusion;
- Constipation;
- Crusting;
- Diarrhea;
- Eye irritation/swollen eyelids;
- Fever with joint pain;
- Fever;
- Headache;
- Increased saliva;
- Irritation;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Itching;
- Metallic taste in the mouth;
- Nausea;
- Numbness/tingling/pain/weakness of the hands/feet;
- Rash;
- Reddening of the skin;
- Runny nose;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe headache;
- Signs of decreased thyroid gland function;
- Slow/irregular heartbeat;
- Sneezing;
- Sore teeth/gums;
- Stomach ache;
- Swelling inside the mouth;
- Swelling of the front of the neck/throat (goiter);
- Trouble breathing;
- Unusual tiredness;
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- Vomiting;
- Weight gain;
Without Prescription (2017)