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What are the benefits/disadvantage of iodine 131?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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I-131: -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

In brief: See below

I-131: -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
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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