Iodine (Sodium iodide,potassium iodide) is a Medicine belongs to Antithyroid agent group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,    Page :   Edition : ,

  ►   Brandname : Collosol,Bioiodine,Geri-Dyne,Iodopen,Pima,SSKI,Thyro-Block,Thyro-Shield,A to Z,Zincovit

  ►  Strength : Capsules with   , Oral solution with   , Tablet with   , Injection with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2339   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral, IV, Topical, IM,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2370   Edition : 38, Martindale    Page : 2337   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Hyperthyroidism Oral 0.1 ml 0.3 ml Solution t.i.d. for 10 to 14 days
2 Iodine deficiency disorders Each g of sodium iodide represents about 6.7 mmol of sodium and of iodine.
3 Antiseptic and disinfectant Topical Solution 2% or 2.5%.
4 Iodine deficiency disorders Oral 150 Microgram
5 Iodine deficiency disorders IM 480 mg Injection once yearly, It is generally recommended that iodine compounds should be avoided during pregnancy. However, where it is essential to prevent neonatal goiter and cretinism, iodine supplementation should not be withheld from pregnant woman. Dose are recommended during pregnancy and for one year postpartum. Recommended for pregnant women and for at least one year postpartum.
6 Iodine deficiency disorders IM 480 mg Injection Once yearly, Recommended for non-pregnant fertile women.
7 Radiation protection Oral Potassium iodide 130 mg or potassium iodate 170 mg (to provide about 100mg of iodine) are given daily starting 24 to 48 hours,before the procedure.
8 Radiation protection Oral 100 mg Stable iodine (as 170mg of potassium iodate), (including pregnant women and women who are breast feeding).
9 Fungal infections Oral Solution initial dose is 1 mL [1 g] of a saturated solution of potassium iodide (1 g/mL) given three times daily; treatment should be continued for at least 1 month after the disappearance or stabilisation of the lesions.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 2337   Edition : 38, Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Iodine deficiency disorders Oral 90 micrograms
2 Iodine deficiency disorders 6 Year 12Year Oral 120 micrograms
3 Iodine deficiency disorders Oral 150 micrograms
4 Radiation protection up to 1 Month Oral 16 mg
5 Radiation protection 1 Month 3 Year Oral 32 mg
6 Radiation protection 3 Year 12 Year Oral 65 mg
7 Radiation protection 3 Year 12 Year Oral 50 mg
8 Radiation protection 1 Month 3 Year 25 mg
9 Radiation protection Oral 12.5 mg

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 2337   Edition : 38, Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,
►  Side Effect : hypersensitivity reactions, Urticaria, angioedema, cutaneous haemorrhage , purpuras, lymphadenopathy, Iodism, metallic taste, increased salivation, thirst, vomiting, abdominal pain, blood-stained diarrhoea, hypotension, tachycardia, fever, headache, delirium, renal impairment, circulatory failure, pulmonary oedema, aspiration pneumonia, eosinophilia, arthralgia, burning or painful mouth, severe eruptions, Depression, insomnia, impotence, GI disturbances, metabolic acidosis, corrosive effects on the gastrointestinal tract, asphyxiation, Circulatory failure due to shock, fatalities,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Iodine (Sodium iodide,potassium iodide) is with ,  Amiodarone ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,


  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  The effects of iodine and iodides on the thyroid may be altered by other compounds including amiodarone and lithium.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,


►  Contraindication : pregnancy,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Inhibit organification and hormone release, Reduce the size and vascularity of the gland.,
Ref :-   Book : Basic & Clinical pharmacology    Page : 695   Edition : 12,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- Cranberry with same compound,

  ►  Pathway with its reference as follows :-
  • Nutritional Supplement --- (Gopalan, C. (2012). Nutritive value of Indian foods. National Institute of Nutrition ,ICMR.: Hyderabad 500007,INDIA. )

  •   ►  URL -- https://books.google.co.in/books?id=biFBAAAAYAAJ&q=Gopalan, +C., +Rama+Sastri, +B., +%26+Balasubramanian, +S.+(1971).+Nutritive+value+of+Indian+foods.+Hyderabad, +India:+National+Institute+of+Nutrition, +Indian+Cou,


    Dietry Substance Interactions


    ​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



    ContraIndication Dietry Substance


    ​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

    ►   Route of Elimination :   Fecal, Renal, Saliva, Sweat,
    Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2338   Edition : 38,


    ►    Plasma Half-life :
      Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


    ►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA