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Bexxar 131 Iodine Medication
Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?
Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...
I'm 22 Y.O.A. I've been taking Iodine (2 drops a day) I'm not on medication. I'm not allergic to anything. Somehow my period did not come. Why?
OrthoIodination: I presume that you are taking Lugol`s solution. Each drop has 3.0 to 3.125 mg of Iodine (1.875 of KI and 1.25 of Iodine). This is probably not the cause of your period not coming. Can you be pregnant? If you want to take this amount of Iodine per day you should check your spot urine for Iodine and then a 24 hours urine collection for Iodine after 50 mg of Iodine. ...Read more
How can I regenarate my thyroid gland to work&stop medication after I had surgery to remove it once&then had an iodine treatment to remove it fully?
4 months pregnant with graves' disease, would surgery or radio iodine be a good option? As medication is not improving the illness.
Graves pregnancy: Radioiodine is not used in pregnancy. It will destroy the baby's thyroid. Usually medications (ptu (propylthiouracil) (propylthiouracil) preferred) and surgery if necessary. Care has to be taken not to damage the baby's thyroid from high doses of ptu (propylthiouracil). If surgery is to be done, it should be during the 2nd trimester. You should be seen by a high risk pregnancy specialist. ...Read more
I've been so ill with sore throat, temp and cold for 3weeks. Due more iodine treatment monday so can't take medication. I'm so ill, what do I do?
Speak with your doc: I assume you are having iodine treatment for thyroid cancer or dysfunction? If you have been suffering from fever and sore throat for 3 weeks it is best to talk to your doctor before receiving more treatments. It sounds like you have an infection and need to pay your doctor a visit. ...Read more
Antithyroid drugs: Methimazole and PTU (propylthiouracil) (propylthiouricil) inhibit iodination of thyroglobulin, but not the transporter. I think you are thinking about perchlorate. Perchlorate is a chemical found in fertilizer, rocket fuel, and other industrial uses. It is an environmental contaminant. It was used years ago clinically for hyperthyroidism, but no one uses it now. ...Read more
Hi, what are the advantages and disadvantages of iodine 131 in nuclear imaging? E.g. the cost and the abundance, the stability
I 131 for treatment:
The 131 isotope of Iodine is used to treat thyroid nodules and cancers due to its long half life. It's pretty cheap, but is given as an in pt. So there is cost there.
I 123 is often used for diagnosis. Also used is technetium 99m to assess blood flow to nodules.
Most common thyroid screen is ultrasound. Occasionally MRI can be a good problem solver as well. ...Read more
-brings the condition under control somewhat quicker
-will cure the condition with little chance of reoccurrence
(anti-thyroid medication often requires prolonged medication and may not cure the problem)
-avoids potentially serious side effects of taking antithyroid medication for a prolonged period
*But most will become permanently hypothyroid and need a daily thyroid hormone supplement ...Read more
Essential: It is essential, but luckily only a small amount is required. It is in certain vitamins and also present in iodized salt and bread made by batch processing in factories. It's also present in leafy green vegetables. ...Read more
Yes: Iodine is an essential ingredient for making thyroid hormone. Your body needs about 100 mg of iodine daily. Most Americans get much more than this, because most processed foods in the US include salt supplemented with iodine. It is also present in many commercial baked goods as a preservative/dough conditioner, in red & brown food dyes, and in seafood from the ocean. ...Read more
"usp tincture of iodine is defined in the U.S. National formulary (nf) as containing in each 100 ml, 1.8 to 2.2 grams of elemental iodine, and 2.1 to 2.6 grams of sodium iodide. Alcohol is 50 ml and the balance is purified water. This "2% free iodine" solution provides about one mg of free iodine per drop." iodine is neutral i2; iodide is a -1 charged ion (i-). ...Read more
Why take it?: Iodine deficiency is very rare in the us. The most common cause for thyroid dysfunction in the us is autoimmune related. Autoimmune thyroid disease is made worse by taking iodine, so there is likely no benefit that you are likely to receive by taking an iodine supplement. ...Read more
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