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).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Radioactive iodine (I-131)"

Severe
3
Moderate
4
Mild
4
None
4

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

Hospitalization 8
5
3
Hospitalization 3
2
1

Show all 29 reported side effects

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 38
Other 10
Not indicated 10
Doctor's advice 5
Did not seem to work 2
See all 62 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
12 80%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
3 20%
Burden
Very
5 33%
Somewhat
3 20%
A little
1 7%
Not at all
6 40%
Cost per month
$200+
2 50%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
2 50%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Radioactive iodine (I-131) after stopping:
Treatment name(s) Patients
Chemotherapy 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Radioactive iodine (I-131).