When does one administer iodide as a treatment for thyroid storm?
A.as soon as possible
C.it doesn’t matter
D. 1 hour before administering a thionamide
E. 1 hour after administering a thionamide
F. 1 hour after administering a betablocker
G. 1 hour before administering a beta blocker
Answer : E. if given earlier, the thyroid will use it as a substrate to make more thyroid hormone. If given 1 hour after thionamide, it will reduce the release of t3 and t4.
Thank you Dr. Mathews for this post.