Anti Radiation Potassium Iodide Supply 60 Pills soeks KI
Potassium Iodide (KI)
During radiation exposure, potassium iodide helps block the thyroid from absorbing radioactive iodine, helps protect it from damage, and helps reduce the risk of thyroid cancer. Use these pills along with the other emergency measures recommended by public health and safety officials which may include evacuation, finding safe shelter, controlling food supply, etc.
Potassium Iodide is a chemical compound used to help protect the thyroid gland from possible radiation exposure and damage. It may also be used to address different issues as determined by your doctor.
How Does Potassium Iodide Work?
Some radiation exposure may release copious amounts of radioiodine into the atmosphere. Taking Potassium Iodide reduces the amount of radioiodine that can be absorbed by the thyroid gland by saturating it with stable (non-radioactive) iodine. Iodine concentrates in the thyroid gland; therefore inhalation or ingestion of radioiodine-contaminated food can cause thyroid damage. This includes increased risk of thyroid diseases such as thyroid cancer, which is curable in most cases; however, taking measures to reduce the chance of developing cancer, of course is preferable.
How and When to Take Potassium Iodide
- Potassium Iodide should be taken as soon as possible after radiation exposure (or public officials alert you).
- 1 dose should be taken every 24 hours (More will NOT be beneficial because the thyroid gland can only “hold” a limited amount of iodine; therefore large doses will increase the risk of side effects.)
- Average Dosage Time is usually up to 10 days but depends on the specific circumstances
- Pill should be taken by mouth with a full glass of water every 24 hours as directed by public health and safety officials or your doctor
- To avoid stomach upset, take potassium iodide with food or after meals
- Be sure to drink plenty of water and/or liquids with this medication unless otherwise directed.
- If you are taking the tablets, do not lie down for 10 minutes after ingesting the tablet
Important Note: Children are the highest risk group. A substantial increase in the occurrence of thyroid cancer among children located in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia was observed following exposure to radioiodine from the Chernobyl accident. Also observed, the younger the child, the higher the risk. No similar increase was documented for adults.
Side Effects of Potassium Iodine
Side effects of potassium iodide are unlikely due to the low dosage of the medication and short time span of administration (usually up to 10 days). Side effects usually occur when higher doses are taken over extended periods of time. Be sure to not take more than the recommended dosage and to not take this medication for longer than suggested.
Possible Side Effects Include:
- Skin rashes
- Swelling of salivary glands
- Iodism (metallic taste, burning mouth and throat, sore teeth and gums, symptoms of a head cold, and sometimes stomach upset and diarrhea)
- Rarely, taking iodide may cause over-activity, under-activity, or enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter)
Important Note: A few people may endure more serious allergic reactions with more serious symptoms, which may require immediate attention. These symptoms may include: fever, joint pains, swelling of parts of the body or face, and in some cases, severe shortness of breath.
What To Do If Side Effects Occur
If side effects are severe, or if you have an allergic reaction, stop taking potassium iodide immediately. Then, if possible, call or visit a doctor or public health authority for detailed instructions.
Who Should Not Take Potassium Iodide
The only people who should not take potassium iodide are those who are allergic to iodide. You still may take potassium iodide, even if you currently take medication for a thyroid problem (for example, a thyroid hormone or anti-thyroid drug). Pregnant and nursing women may also take this pill.
Anti Radiation (Potassium Iodine) KI
- 65mg of Potassium Iodide per Pill
- Serving Size: 2 Pills
- 60 Pills per Package (1 Month Supply)
- Very convenient pill content – 1 pill equal children’s daily dose.
|Predicted Thyroid Gland Exposure (cGy)||KI dose (mg)||Number of 65 mg Pills|
|Adultes over 40||>500||130||2|
|Adults over 18 through 40||>10||130||2|
|Pregnant Lactating Women||>5||130||2|
|Adolescents 12through 18||>5||65||1|
|Children over 3through12||>5||65||1|
|Children 1 month through 3 years||>5||32||use KI oral|
|Infants birth through 1 month||>5||16||use KI oral|
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