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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Iodine purchase.

Read drug prescription

It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Iodine before taking it.

Iodine uses

is an essential mineral, prescribed as a nutrient, antiseptic, thyroid agent and expectorant.

Iodine indications

Iodine is an essential mineral, prescribed as a nutrient, antiseptic, thyroid agent and expectorant.  

Iodine contraindication

Contraindicated in pregnant women and known hypersensitivity.

Iodine dosage

Adult- The recommended dose is 150 mcg/day.
Child- The recommended dose is 90 to 120mcg/day.
Topical: Ointment/Gel- Apply as directed by your physician.

Iodine usage

It comes as a liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for topical application.

Iodine precautions

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, liver diseases, tuberculosis, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

Iodine side effects

Heart - Irregular heart beat.
Central Nervous System - Confusion and unusual tiredness.
Skin - Pimples and rash.
ENT - Swelling of neck, throat or salivary glands.
Gastrointestinal - Bleeding.
Metabolic - Thyroid gland enlargement.
Miscellaneous - Fever, allergic reactions, pain or weakness in hands or feet.

Iodine warning

Avoid excess dosage.

Iodine storage conditions

Store it at room temperature.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

Generic drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

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References

  1. "Iodine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "Iodine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0538... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "9679tc07x4: the unique ingredient identifier (unii) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint fda/usp substance registration system (srs).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Dat... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Iodine - Frequently asked Questions

Can Iodine be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Can Iodine be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Iodine be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology