The effect of carbimazole following radioiodine therapy on radiation dose to the thyroid.

Radioiodine in the thyroid gland after a therapy dose of 131I was measured serially in 7 patients without Carbimazole, and in 11 patients starting Carbimazole 60 mg daily fourteen days after the therapy dose. Effective half-life for radioiodine in the gland initially 5.53 plus or minus 1.08 days fell to 4.26 plus or minus 1.12 days (p less than 0.01) during… CONTINUE READING