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Iodides Side Effects

Generic Name: sodium iodide

Note: This document contains side effect information about sodium iodide. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Iodides.

Applies to sodium iodide: solution

Along with its needed effects, sodium iodide (the active ingredient contained in Iodides) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking sodium iodide:

Less common

  • Hives
  • joint pain
  • swelling of arms, face, legs, lips, tongue, and/or throat
  • swelling of lymph glands

With long-term use

  • Burning of mouth or throat
  • headache (severe)
  • increased watering of mouth
  • metallic taste
  • skin sores
  • soreness of teeth and gums
  • stomach irritation

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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