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Ellicott City, MD
A 61-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. iodine? i don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 i take synthroid (thyroxine) daily. any concerns about iodine?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Excess iodine will: stimulate the thyroid gland to work harder. if you have not had total ablation, and assuming you have some residual however small synthetic activity in the glands, you will notice an increase in thyroid function with your Synthroid, (thyroxine) perhaps mild hyperthyroid symptoms as well. Please talk with your endocrinologist prior to taking supplements like these.
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