Who should not take sodium iodide I 131?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in sodium iodide I 131, you must not take it. In addition, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use sodium iodide I 131. If you have a condition that is causing diarrhea and vomiting, you should not take sodium iodide I 131 because it may put you and others at a higher risk for radiation contamination and may make the therapy less effective. You may not be able to take sodium iodide I 131 if you have kidney disease. This may cause the sodium iodide I 131 to stay in your body longer, which increases the risk of side effects. Your thyroid condition may get worse if you have heart disease and don't take beta-blockers, such as propranolol and anti-thyroid medications before and after your treatment with sodium iodide I 131.

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