What is Radioactive iodine (I-131)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Radioactive iodine, also known as radioiodine, Iodine-131 and I-131, is selectively used for certain conditions including thyroid cancer and thyrotoxicosis (excessive levels of thyroid hormone in the blood).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
21 4
13 4
10 0
8 2
3 0
2 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Radioactive iodine (I-131)"

Severe
3
Moderate
2
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Radioactive iodine (I-131)

Hospitalization 5
2
2
Hospitalization 2
1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Radioactive iodine (I-131))
Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Radioactive iodine (I-131) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 32
Other 10
Doctor's advice 5
Not indicated 5
Did not seem to work 2
See all 50 patients who’ve stopped taking Radioactive iodine (I-131)

Duration

Stopped Taking Radioactive iodine (I-131)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
6 67%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
3 33%
Burden
Very
5 56%
Somewhat
1 11%
A little
1 11%
Not at all
2 22%
Cost
$200+
2 67%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 33%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Radioactive iodine (I-131).