Iodinol in sore throat: how to breed and rinse?

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Last reviewed: 12.10.2019

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Angina is a serious infectious disease, accompanied by inflammation of the tonsils, throat, and the development of streptococcal infection. At the same time, a person has a fever, a sore throat, congestion, hoarseness, sometimes the voice disappears. Dangerous sore throat and its complications. First of all, complications of the kidneys, as well as the heart, occur in the case of sore throat. Therefore, angina, of course, requires treatment. One of the most effective drugs is iodinol for tonsillitis.

Indications Yodinola

It has bactericidal activity against cocci, and first of all, against streptococcal infection, which is the causative agent of angina. A characteristic feature is that iodinol not only has an antiseptic effect on the body, but also helps to overcome the inflammatory and infectious process. In addition, it has the ability to restore mucous membranes, maintain normal microflora, restore optimal quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the microflora, which ensures colonization resistance of mucous membranes. Helps maintain optimal water-salt balance. It also helps with fungal and yeast-like flora (prevents its development). Indications for use are a strong cough, burning, soreness, lymphadenitis, adenoiditis, white deposit on the tongue, folliculitis.

Iodinol at a cold

A characteristic feature of iodinol is that it can be used to treat not only sore throats, but also other diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract. For example, iodinol is prescribed for a cold. It is most convenient to use spray in this case. Basically, iodinol is prescribed for diseases of bacterial origin, since it has an antibacterial effect. In addition, iodinol effectively moisturizes the mucous membrane, which allows it to be used for irritation of the throat, sore throat, dryness. Due to its unique composition, iodinol normalizes the microflora, restores mucous membranes. Significantly reduced cough, inflammation, redness.

Iodinol for purulent tonsillitis

It is one of the most effective means for purulent tonsillitis. Iodinol has been used in therapeutic and pediatric practice for a long time. Effective only when the cause of the development of angina is bacterial microflora. Additionally, it has an immunostimulating effect.

Iodinol for pharyngitis

Iodinol is recommended for pharyngitis. Iodinol is prescribed for adults and children. Allows you to quickly eliminate the inflammatory and infectious process. Pharyngitis is a direct indication for the appointment of iodinol, since this disease is almost always caused by bacterial microflora and is accompanied by an active inflammatory process. Most often, iodinol has an antibacterial effect, which allows you to quickly get rid of the infectious and inflammatory process.

Release form

There are two main forms of release iodinol - solution for gargling and spray. The main active ingredient is iodine.

Iodinol in the form of a spray is convenient to apply to children. But it is impossible to make an independent decision on the appointment, in spite of even its relative safety. Uncontrolled treatment can be fraught with serious consequences and complications. Be sure to consult with your doctor, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, select the dosage of the drug, its method of application.


If we talk about the pharmacodynamics of iodinol, it is worth noting: it contributes to the violation of the processes of synthesis and anabolism in bacteria. The result is a violation of metabolic processes, reducing the ability to reproduce. Gradually, the death of bacterial cells occurs, and the inflammatory process subsides. In general, is considered as a complex anti-inflammatory agent, as well as a means of promoting the restoration of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and oral cavity.


If we talk about pharmacokinetics, the first thing to focus on is the activity of the drug. He is not able to penetrate the blood, that is, has only a local effect, normalizes the microflora.

Use Yodinola during pregnancy

In general, the use of any drugs is contraindicated during pregnancy. But in this case, iodinol is more the exception to the rule. This is a relatively safe remedy that is natural, and has virtually no side effects. The active ingredient is iodine, which not only does not harm a woman (when used in reasonable ways in moderation), but sometimes even compensates for iodine deficiency, which is accompanied by pregnancy.[1]

In addition, if the infection begins to progress, treatment must be carried out, otherwise it will only be worse. Allowed to use iodinol, only on doctor's prescription. The main indication for this is lacunar tonsillitis. But it can be used for other forms of angina, as well as for pharyngitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, sinusitis, rhinitis. It should be understood that the risk of not being treated should be much higher than all possible risks of therapy. The dosage is strictly individual.


There are not many contraindications, but they are all quite serious. Not recommended for use in renal failure, in diseases of the thyroid gland. Excess iodine can cause hypothyroidism due to the suppression of feedback of thyroid hormone synthesis and the conversion of triiodothyronine (T3) to less active thyroxin (T4). [2] Contraindicated in diseases that are in remission, because iodine creates an additional burden on the body, which can cause an exacerbation of the chronic process. Also, there is a load on the urinary system. 

The effect on mothers of unnecessary iodine who breastfeed should be minimized, avoiding its use on the mucous membranes of the mother (for example, vaginal application, treatment of wounds), avoiding prolonged contact and repeated applications. [3]

The drug is not recommended to prescribe to pregnant women, children under 3 years old, with increased individual sensitivity, diseases of the stomach, intestines, thyroid gland, and other metabolic disorders. [4]

Side effects Yodinola

It is considered a proven and relatively safe drug, so side effects are rarely observed. Due to the fact that iodine is an important regulator of metabolic processes, is part of proteins, hormones, improper use can lead to a violation of metabolic processes, hormonal background, the development of thyroid dysfunction in some susceptible people, but is usually well tolerated by most people. [5] As a result, an imbalance of metabolic processes develops. Edema, dermatitis, eczema, urticaria develop. In people with chronic pathology of the liver, kidneys, or with similar diseases in history, there is a complication and exacerbation of diseases of the kidneys and liver.

Dosing and administration

There are three main ways to use iodinol. Doses may also be different. Most often prescribed in the form of a spray, or a solution for gargling, lubrication. The easiest way to use the spray, since one click is equal to one dose. For rinsing, you need to prepare a solution, in a pure form the agent can not be used. Dilute at the rate of a tablespoon of money for a glass of water. But in other cases, the doctor may prescribe a more concentrated solution, until a solution is prepared in a 1: 1 or 1: 2 ratio with water.

How to breed iodinol with angina?

In fact, there are no strict guidelines on how to dilute iodinol in sore throat. Everything is determined individually, depending on the severity of the pathology, the level of bacterial contamination, the state of the body's immune system. Therefore, only a doctor can select a treatment regimen. So, in severe cases of angina, the drug is diluted in a 1: 1 ratio with water, and used for gargling. In other cases, dilution is allowed at 3, 5, 10 times. Children or patients with increased dryness, increased allergic reaction, it is recommended to dilute as follows: a teaspoon of iodinol in a glass of warm boiled water. [6]

How to rinse, lubricate the throat with iodinol for angina?

Iodinol for angina can gargle and lubricate the throat. How to do this, tell the doctor. But in general, the scheme for preparing a safe solution can be represented as follows: a tablespoon of the solution is dissolved in a glass of warm water. The resulting solution can gargle, the oral cavity, it can also be used for lubrication: on the index finger is wound cotton wool or a bandage, moistened in the solution, lubricate the throat, trying to cover the largest possible area.

Application for children

Children can use iodinol, but not before they turn 3 years old. This is due to the peculiarities of the effects of iodine on the body: it can cause burns of mucous membranes, voice disorders, and dysbacteriosis. The approximate treatment regimen is selected on the basis of laboratory tests, anamnesis data. [7] It is recommended to use iodinol for children only in case of severe sore throat.


Overdose is accompanied by abnormalities in the digestive system. There is nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, signs of poisoning. When the first symptoms of an overdose appear, it is necessary to provide emergency assistance as soon as possible: induce vomiting, flush the stomach. This will eliminate the substance from the body. [8]

Interactions with other drugs

There is no specific interaction with other drugs. The only possible reaction is with starch (the standard reaction of iodine and starch). When using iodine with drugs in which starch is included in the composition, a blue hue of feces is observed, less frequently urine. But this reaction is not dangerous for the body, just need to be considered when passing the analysis. Also in some sources it is indicated that the drug is able to react with antiviral agents. It is not recommended to combine with secretion blockers (causes dysuric disorders, urinary syndrome).

Storage conditions

Iodinol should be kept in original packaging. Usually storage conditions are prescribed in the instructions. You can store the drug in room conditions, it is possible in the refrigerator. It is important to store the drug in a dry place. The temperature should not exceed 20 degrees. At the same time direct sunlight should not fall.

Shelf life

Iodinol can be stored for two years from the date of production. You should not use the drug if the expiration date has expired, since there will be no effect on the treatment.


The closest analogues of iodinol are sea salt, aquamaris, Derinat, Lugol solution, an alternative means (a mixture of salt, soda and iodine)


If we analyze the reviews, it can be noted that positive ones prevail among them. Negative reviews are extremely rare. Iodinol with angina significantly relieves the condition, quickly reduces inflammation. Apply to both children and adults, acts quickly. Iodinol is permitted during pregnancy and lactation.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Iodinol in sore throat: how to breed and rinse?" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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