Iodine Pharmacology


About Iodine
Essential trace element, fastest acting thyroid inhibitor, Antithyroid agent.
Mechanism of Action of Iodine
It is the fastest acting thyroid inhibitor which inhibits hormone release. It reduced to iodide response to both iodine and iodides are identical. Endocytosis of colloid and proteolysis of thyroglobulin comes to a halt. It has a direct action on thyroid cells and also attenuate TSH and cyclic AMP induced thyroid stimulation. Excess iodide inhibits it`s on transport in thyroid cells and alter the redox potential of cells; thus interfering with iodination and reduces T3 or T4 synthesis. The gland if enlarged; shrinks, becomes firm and less vascular. The thyroid status returns to normal at a faster rate.
Pharmacokinets of Iodine
Absorption: Well absorbed orally.
Distribution: Widely distributed in the body and also crosses the placenta.
Onset of Action for Iodine
Duration of Action for Iodine
Half Life of Iodine
Side Effects of Iodine
1. Fever
2. Angioedema
3. Swelling of lips and eyelids
4. Arthralgia
5. Thrombocytopenia
6. Salivation
7. Sneezing
8. Lymphadenopathy
9. Petechial haemorrhage.
10. Burning sensation in mouth
11. Headache
12. Rashes
13. Flaring of acne
Contra-indications of Iodine
1. Hypersensitivity to the drug
Special Precautions while taking Iodine
1. Long term therapy with high dose
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Iodine
1. Hyperthyroidism
2. Hypothyroidism
3. Prior to thyroidectomy
4. Prophylaxis of endemic goiter
Interactions for Iodine
Typical Dosage for Iodine
Oral: 5 to 10ml in water 8th hourly.
Schedule of Iodine
Storage Requirements for Iodine
Store in a well closed container and protects from light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Iodine
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Iodine
Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

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