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Lugol's solution is potassium iodide meant for enhancing the iodine content of the blood for a stable thyroid action because thyroid gland needs iodine for the formation of thyroid hormones .It is anti hyperthyroid medicine used for reduction of the size of the thyroid in endemic goiter.It reduces vascularity of the gland , enhance the bound iodine and causes reacumulation of colloid.YOU must do a blood work to assess the level of iodine in your body because access of lugol's solution can cause several side effects like
Allergic reactions, specifically angioedema (swelling of the arms, face, legs, lips, tongue, and/or throat) arthralgia (joint pain), eosinophilia swelling of lymph nodesurticaria (hives) etc. iodism , diarrhea, vomiting , burning of mouth and mouth ulcers and there is a long list.
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