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      What is Potassium Iodide for:

      It is a salt, most often used as Iodised salt for Iodine deficiency and for protection of thyroid in radiation exposure.

      How does Potassium Iodide work:

      Potassium keeps good organ function.

      How should Potassium Iodide be used:

      It comes as oral liquid, powder, granules, tablet, and capsule to take by mouth, with food. Dose is based on patient’s condition. It is usually taken two to four times a day, with or immediately after meals.

      Common side effects of Potassium Iodide :

      Stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Potassium Iodide :

      If you have an allergy to potassium chloride or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have high potassium levels. Do not use by mouth if you have a bowel block, slow-moving GI (gastrointestinal) tract, or slow stomach clearing.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Weakness, numbness, or tingling. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Black, tarry, or bloody stools. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Potassium Iodide with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Potassium Iodide :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      EnteralNutritional Products

      Qty 1

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