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Lugol's Iodine (for MIBG scan)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Anti-Thyroid Medicine Lugol's Iodine Adult, Children

Lugol's Iodine (for MIBG scan) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Lugol's Iodine (for MIBG scan) be used?

The usual dose of Lugol’s iodine is a very small amount, measure the correct dose carefully using the 1mL-syringe supplied by pharmacist. Further dilute the measured dose with water, juice or milk before administering, to improve the taste and minimize stomach upset.

For MIBG scan: This medication should be started 1 day before your MIBG  dye injection and continued for a total of 5 days.

Routine schedule for MIBG scan:
Sunday: Start Lugol’s Iodine solution and continue for a total of 5 days
Monday: MIBG dye injection
Tuesday: Rest day
Wednesday and Thursday: MIBG scan

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Lugol's Iodine (for MIBG scan) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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