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Possible Interactions with: Iodine

Iodine

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use iodine supplements without first talking to your health care provider:

Antithyroid Drugs -- Use of antithyroid drugs, including propylthiouracil (PTU), and iodide may potentiate the hypothyroid effect of iodides.

Lithium -- Use of potassium iodide and lithium (Lithobid®) may result in hypothyroidism.

Warfarin -- Use of potassium iodide (for hyperthyroidism) and warfarin (Coumadin®, a blood thinning drug) may decrease the anticoagulant effectiveness of warfarin.

 

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          Review Date: 5/14/2007  

          Reviewed By: Ernest B. Hawkins, MS, BSPharm, RPh, Health Education Resources; and Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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