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What are the risks of taking iodine?

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Don't use an iodine supplement if you have thyroid problems unless a doctor recommends it. Pregnant women sometimes need iodine supplements. Ask your doctor about it.

From: Iodine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Iodine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Iodine."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Iodine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 24, 2019

SOURCES: Fundukian, L.J., editor, , third edition, 2009.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University: "Iodine."

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Iodine."

Office of Dietary Supplements web site: "Iodine."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 24, 2019

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