So I have my op on Friday for TT. The hospital in London called me to ask if I could go to my doc to get a prescription for potassium iodide. I live in Somerset and my pharmacy can’t get hold of it. I’m told it helps with excessive blood flow during surgery. It makes me slightly nervous that this is all a bit last minute and I can’t get it anyway. Has anyone else been asked to take this pre op?
Potassium iodide pre surgery : So I have my op on... - Thyroid UK
Thank you, it was for the surgery which is tomorrow. But I’ve since contacted the hospital to say I couldn’t get it and they said it wasn’t essential, and that it helped sometimes with the level of blood flow to the thyroid gland while operating😬 They said if I could get it prescribed then fine but my chemist said they didn’t hold it so it proved tricky.