How Bladderwrack interacts with Free iodine increasing agents

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Since bladderwrack is a source of iodine, it may alter thyroid function, the effects and possibly the dose of medications that affect the thyroid or alter iodine levels. Use with caution. (1) (2)

These drugs include lithium, amiodarone, iodides


  1. View Abstract: Shilo S, et al. Iodine-induced hyperthyroidism in a patient with a normal thyroid gland. Postgrad Med J. Jul1986;62(729):661-2.
  2. Dimitriadou, et al. Iodine goiter. Proc Royal Soc Med. 1961;54:345-346.