People use indium for fatigue, aging, boosting the immune system, and increasing hormone production, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using indium orally can also be unsafe.
Healthcare providers sometimes give an FDA-approved prescription product called indium (In-111) pentetreotide by IV to help diagnose certain types of cancer.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
- Diagnosing cancer. An FDA-approved prescription drug, called indium (In-111) pentetreotide, is used by healthcare professionals to find certain tumors inside the body. It is given by IV.
Insufficient Evidence for
- A condition caused by poor diet or the body's inability to absorb nutrients.
- Boosting the immune system.
- Increasing hormone production.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When given by IV: Indium is LIKELY SAFE when the prescription product containing indium (In-111) pentetreotide is given by IV by a healthcare professional. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking indium by mouth or as an IV is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. The effects of indium on an unborn infant or a nursing infant are unknown. But indium is thought to be toxic to many parts of the body. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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