IODIZED OIL oral


Therapeutic action

– Iodine supplementation

Indications

– Prevention and treatment of severe iodine deficiency

Forms and strengths

– 190 mg capsule of iodine

Dosage and duration

– Child under 1 year: 1 capsule (190 mg) once a year
– Child from 1 to < 6 years: 2 capsules (380 mg) once a year
– Child from 6 to 15 years: 3 capsules (570 mg) once a year
– Pregnant woman or women of childbearing age: 2 capsules (380 mg) once a year

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

– Do not administer to patients with allergy to iodine or hyperthyrodism.
– Do not administer to patients over 45 years.
– May cause: allergic reactions, dysthyroidism.
– Pregnancy: no contra-indication
– Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

Remarks

– For young children, open the capsule and empty the contents into the child’s mouth.
– Also comes in 10 ml ampoules containing 480 mg/ml to be administered by IM injection using a glass syringe.
  Storage: below 25 °C -  -