Does sodium iodide I 131 interact with other medication and food?

Sodium iodide I 131 is a prescription drug that is used to treat an overactive thyroid gland and certain types of thyroid cancer. Drugs that might interact with it include:

  • amiodarone
  • cordarone
  • nexterone
  • pacerone

In addition, excessive intake of dietary iodine, for example, in the form of iodized salt, might interfere with adequate absorption of radioiodide by the thyroid gland. Talk to your doctor about all medications and supplements that you take, before starting  treatment.

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