iodine

What is iodine?


Check with your doctor if the skin problem for which you are using topical iodine becomes worse, or if you develop a constant irritation such as itching or burning that was not present before you started using this medicine.

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Also known as betadine, potassium iodide, povidone-iodine, iodex, iodosorb, iodoflex
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Iodine

Iodine is an element (atomic number 53) that is required by humans for the synthesis of thyroid hormones (triiodothyronine/T3 and thyroxine/T4).

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Iodex

Topical iodine is used to prevent and treat infections that may occur in minor scrapes and cuts. It works by killing bacteria that can cause infections.

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Iodine

Iodine is a mineral that is used to treat iodine deficiency (low iodine), thyroid problems, fibrocystic breast disease, and cancer. It is also used as a skin disinfectant or to treat wounds.

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BETADINE

Betadine 5% Sterile Ophthalmic Prep Solution (povidone-iodine ophthalmic solution) (0.5% available iodine)

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Iodine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Iodine ( play /ˈaɪ.ɵdaɪn/ EYE-o-dyne, /ˈaɪ.ɵdɪn/ EYE-o-dən, or in chemistry /ˈaɪ.ɵdiːn/ EYE-o-deen; from Greek: ιώδης iodes, meaning violet or purple) is a ...

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Iodine and the Thyroid

Jun 5, 2003 ... Iodine is an essential element that enables the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. Three iodine molecules are added to make T3 ...

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Thyroid.org: Iodine Deficiency

Before the 1920s, iodine deficiency was common in the Great Lakes, Appalachian, and Northwestern U.S. regions and in most of Canada. Treatment of iodine ...

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Iodine Deficiency: eMedicine Endocrinology

Apr 22, 2009 ... Overview: Iodine is a chemical element. It is found in trace amounts in the human body, in which its only known function is in the synthesis ...

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Iodine | Radiation Protection | US EPA

This fact sheet provides basic information about raioactive iodine and its properties and uses. It also describes its presence in the environment, ...

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sodium iodide i 131

Sodium Iodide 131 (Na 131I) for diagnostic use is supplied for oral administration in opaque white gelatin capsules. The capsules are available in a strength of 3.7 megabecquerels (100 microcuries) iodine I-131 at the time of calibration. Sodium Iodide I 131 is indicated for use in performance of the radioactive iodide (RAI) uptake test to evaluate thyroid function. Diagnostic doses may also be employed in localizing metastases associated with thyroid malignancies.

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Brand Names and Description
Topical iodine is used to prevent and treat infections that may occur in minor scrapes and cuts. It works by killing bacteria that can cause infections.

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Proper Use
Use this medicine only as directed.

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Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

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