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What are the side effects of Lugol's solution?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Lugol's solution should not be used if you are sensitive to any of its ingredients (i.e., iodine). Some side effects can include: skin rashes, swelling of the salivary glands or "iodism" (metallic taste, gastric irritation, burning mouth and throat, sore teeth and gums, symptoms of a head cold). Contact your doctor if you believe you are experiencing side effects from this medication.

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