iodine, strong - oral (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to iodine or potassium iodide; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: current attack/worsening of bronchitis, a certain type of skin condition (dermatitis herpetiformis), a certain type of blood vessel disease (hypocomplementemic vasculitis).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: any thyroid problems (if you are taking this medication for non-thyroid conditions), heart disease, tuberculosis, high level of potassium in the blood, kidney disease, Addison's disease, a certain muscle disorder (myotonia congenita).Caution is advised when this drug is given to newborn babies younger than 1 month old. Repeated dosing increases the risk of blocking thyroid function, possibly affecting the newborn's brain development. Discuss the risks and benefits with the doctor. Treated babies should be given thyroid function tests.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Repeated dosing increases the risk of blocking thyroid function in the unborn baby, possibly causing harm. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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