What is Lugol's Iodine?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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See also: Povidone Iodine

Lugol's iodine solution is often used as an antiseptic and disinfectant, for emergency disinfection of drinking water, and as a reagent for starch detection in routine laboratory and medical tests. It has been used more rarely to replenish iodine deficiency.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Iodine deficiency 2 0
Enlarged thyroid (goiter) 1 1
General health 1 0
Hypothyroidism 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lugol's Iodine

Side effect Patients
Acne breakout 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Feeling of heart pounding 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lugol's Iodine

Dosage Patients
1 drop(s) daily 1
5 drop(s) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lugol's Iodine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Lugol's Iodine

Duration

Currently taking Lugol's Iodine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Lugol's Iodine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lugol's Iodine.