- What other names is Indium known by?
- What is Indium?
- How does Indium work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Indium.
dietary supplements contain indium.
Despite safety concerns, people take indium in supplements for increasing energy, preventing aging, boosting the immune system, increasing hormone production, and increasing absorption of nutrients.
Healthcare providers sometimes give an indium compound called indium pentetreotide by injection into the veins (intravenously) as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the bones.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Increasing energy.
- Preventing aging.
- Boosting the immune system.
- Increasing hormone production.
- Increasing absorption of nutrients.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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liver, and other organs.
Breathing in indium might irritate the lungs.
Applying indium to the skin might cause skin irritation.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE for anyone to use indium as a medicine. While the effects of indium on an unborn infant or a nursing infant are unknown, the fact that it can cause damage to organs in adults is cause for concern. Don't use indium if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011