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Generic Name
Iodine
Trade Name
Iodine
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Mineral, the recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy is 175 mcg/day and in lactation is 200 mcg/day.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • maternal iodine deficiency causes cretinism with mental retardation, rigid-spastic motor disorders, and hypothyroidism in the neonates and can be prevented by iodine treatment during pregnancy.
  • Pharmacologic doses of iodides may cause goiter in the fetus
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Not recommended for use in nursing mothers.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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