Radioactive iodine (Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism)

Radioactive iodine (Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism)

Generic Name

radioactive iodine

Trade Name

none

Indication

thyroidectomy pretreatment, thyrotoxic crisis, radiation exposure

Action

inhibits the release of thyroid hormones

Therapeutic Class

Antithyroid Agent, control of hyperthyroidism

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

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