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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: No Brand Name

Generic Name: iodine

Drug Class: Trace Elements/Metals; Antiseptics, Topical

What Is Iodine and How Does It Work?

Iodine is a trace element that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement.

Dosages of Iodine:

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)

  • Adult: 150 mcg/day
  • Pregnancy: 220 mcg/day
  • Lactation: 290 mcg/day
  • Children 1-8 years: 90 mcg/day
  • Children 8-13 years: 120 mcg/day
  • Children 13-18 years: 150 mcg/day

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) in “Dosages of Iodine”

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2017

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