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18.04 Iodine

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Generic Name

radioactive iodine

Trade Name

none

Indication

thyroidectomy pretreatment, thyrotoxic crisis, radiation exposure

Action

inhibits the release of thyroid hormones

Therapeutic Class

Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

• may cause GI bleeding, diarrhea, hypothyroidism, goiter
• monitor for hypersensitivity

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