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HICON® is a radioactive therapeutic agent indicated for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and selected cases of carcinoma of the thyroid.1
The thyroid gland needs iodine to produce its essential hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism. The hormones the thyroid produces are called T3 (triiodothyronine), T4 (thyroxine), and calcitonin. The thyroid is remarkably efficient in capturing and storing iodine from one’s diet. Radioactive iodine, such as iodine-131, is captured by the thyroid in the same way. However, when iodine-131 accumulates in thyroid cells, it releases radiation that will destroy these cells. This unique ability has made iodine-131 a preferred treatment option for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) the most common form of thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism.
HICON® is typically used in the following scenarios as part of DTC treatment:
HICON® Kit for the Preparation of Sodium Iodide I 131 Capsules and Solution USP Therapeutic – Oral
Patients with vomiting and diarrhea [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)].
Pregnancy [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4), see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)].
Lactation [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].
Patients receiving concurrent anti-thyroid therapy [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Drug Interactions (7)].
The concentrated solution (1 Ci per mL) is intended for use in the preparation of capsules and solution of varying strengths for oral administration for therapy.
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The leading manufacturer and supplier of radioactive iodine (I-131) in the US and Canada, Jubilant DraxImage is committed to ensuring health care professionals have access to this important medication so they can provide high-quality care to their patients with thyroid cancer or hyperthyroidism. HICON® is a pharmaceutical-grade radioiodine that is FDA-approved and adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for quality, purity, and strength.
This information is not intended as medical advice. Responsibility for patient care resides with the healthcare professional on the basis of his or her professional license, experience and knowledge of the patient. For full Prescribing Information including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events, please see the appropriate product labeling.