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First Aid for Iodide (I−) Poisoning

Last updated Sept. 30, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH

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Please find relevant information on First Aid for Iodide (I−) Poisoning regarding cause, signs & symptoms, administration of first aid treatment, prognosis, preventive measures, and additional resources HERE.

Quick Summary:

  • Iodine (I) is an element that exists as metallic grey solid. It is also a very important mineral nutrient required by the body in traces, which is obtained via dietary intake
  • Iodine and its compounds have various applications including as an industrial catalyst in the production of polymeric compounds, animal feed supplements, pigments, pharmaceutical products, and as a lab chemical
  • Iodine Poisoning is the accidental or intentional intake of the iodine containing compound. The intake may be through swallowing or inhaling vapors of such compounds
  • The condition is diagnosed based upon the clinical history, combination of signs and symptoms, and additional tests (that may include, in some cases, radiological studies and laboratory tests)


  • In case of an emergency, call 911 (or your local emergency number) for assistance
  • In case of poisoning, call National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 (or your local poison control center) and follow instructions
  • Provide them with information such as dosage, type, strength and time of ingestion of medication, age, weight and general health status of affected individual

What are some Useful Resources for Additional Information on Iodide (I−) Poisoning?

National Capital Poison Center (USA)
3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 310 Washington, DC 20016
Administrative Line: (202) 362-3867
Emergency Line: 1 (800) 222-1222
Fax: (202) 362-8377
Email: pc@poison.org
Website: http://www.poison.org

American Association of Poison Control Centers (USA)
515 King St., Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 894-1858
Email: info@aapcc.org
Website: http://www.aapcc.org

References and Information Sources used for Iodide (I−) Poisoning:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002658.htm (accessed on 09/30/2017)

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/iodine (accessed on 09/30/2017)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3976240/ (accessed on 09/30/2017)

https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm253338.htm (accessed on 09/30/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles for Iodide (I−) Poisoning:

Küpper, F. C., Feiters, M. C., Olofsson, B., Kaiho, T., Yanagida, S., Zimmermann, M. B., ... & Kloo, L. (2011). Commemorating two centuries of iodine research: an interdisciplinary overview of current research. Angewandte Chemie International Edition50(49), 11598-11620.

Sorimachi, K. (2014). Iodine poisoning. Reactions1495, 29-5.

Woods, M. (2011). Iodine panic leads to poisoning. Science Education News60(1), 28.

Paravar, T. (2017). Systemic Medications for the Dermatology Toolbox: Potassium Iodide–Handout for Key Points.

ALAM, S. B., KHANDAKER, F. A., Karmokar, P., Hasan, S., KABIR, H. M., & MATIN, A. (2011). Mathematical Analysis of Poisoning Effect. World Journal of Engineering and Pure & Applied Sciences1(1), 15.

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First uploaded: Sept. 30, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 30, 2017