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Poles want to buy iodine preparations. Doctors warn against taking them on your own

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Oct. 13, 2022 13:36

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Poles went to pharmacies to buy preparations containing potassium iodide. This is a reaction to the preventive actions of the government related to the distribution of iodine-containing preparations. However, endocrinologists urge not to take such drugs on your own. Importantly, drugs in doses that block the iodine uptake of the thyroid gland are available only on prescription.

Although there are various medications and dietary supplements containing potassium iodide available on the market, the therapeutic effect in the case of radioactive contamination is provided only by preparations in an appropriate, high dose. Both in the form of tablets and in the form of an aqueous solution, i.e. Lugol's Liquid, they are iss...

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