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Why should you tell your doctor if you're taking iodine supplements?

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Tell your doctor about any supplements you're taking, even if they're natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with medications.

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 Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 11, 2017

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 Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 11, 2017

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