Radioactive iodine (Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism)

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Generic Name

radioactive iodine

Trade Name



thyroidectomy pretreatment, thyrotoxic crisis, radiation exposure


inhibits the release of thyroid hormones

Therapeutic Class

Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

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

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