Vitreolent

By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel

Uses

What is Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide) used for?

Vitreolent® is commonly used for protect the thyroid gland from the toxic effects of radioactive iodine.

How should I take Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert.

How do I store Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

Vitreolent® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Vitreolent® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Vitreolent® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Vitreolent® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

This drug is contraindicated in case of:

  • You have hypersensitivity to iodine (yodizam).
  • You have hypersensitivity to any ingredients of this drug.
  • You have functional disorders of the thyroid gland or mild nodular goiter.

Patients with blurred vision after application of Vitreolent® should refrain from driving or operating machinery until completely clear vision.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

If you experience side effects, the patient should inform your doctor:

  • Slight burning
  • Tingling
  • Lacrimation
  • Overactive thyroid gland
  • Acne
  • Blurred vision

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

Vitreolent® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

Vitreolent® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide)?

Vitreolent® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide).

What is the dose of Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide) for an adult?

The recommended dosage is one drop into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye / eyes 1-3 times a day.

What is the dose of Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide) for a child?

The recommended dosage is one drop into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye / eyes 1-3 times a day.

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients who are under 12 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Vitreolent® (potassium iodide, sodium iodide) available?

Vitreolent® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Vitreolent® eye drops 10ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Vitreolent®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: February 18, 2017 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019

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