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Iodopen Side Effects

Generic name: sodium iodide

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 29, 2022.

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 Iodopen.

Applies to sodium iodide: solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, sodium iodide (the active ingredient contained in Iodopen) 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

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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.