Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Radioactive iodine treatment is a possible treatment for overactivity of the thyroid. We take a look at the treatment and what it involves.
A second dose would be considered if a patient still needed to take carbimazole tablets to control their overactive gland six months after they had received their first dose of radioactive iodine.
The thyroid is very efficient at extracting iodine from the blood so the vast majority of the radioactive iodine is taken up by the thyroid gland. Very little of it goes elsewhere in the body. The radioactivity is therefore targeted at the thyroid gland.
Radioactive iodine takes at least a month to start to work and may take much longer. Some patients will be advised to re-start their carbimazole tablets one week after receiving their radioactive iodine, others do not. Your specialist with provide advice about this.
Thyroid blood tests are monitored every four to six weeks in clinic and your treatment will be adjusted according to the results.
Specialists Offering Radioactive Iodine Treatment
Ways to pay
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