Potassium Iodide Oral Solution 1G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Potassium Iodide: Oral solution (1g)

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What is this Medicine?

POTASSIUM IODIDE, KI (puh TAS ee uhm AHY uh dahyd) is used to treat certain thyroid conditions. It is also used to prevent thyroid damage after a nuclear radiation emergency.

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SSKI 1g/ml Solution

NDC: 002450003
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Thyrotoxicosis, Hyperthyroidism, Radiation Exposure

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Sporotrichosis, Thyroid Involution Induction, Erythema Multiforme, Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL)

Storage Information
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
SSKI 1g/ml Solution
Daily Life Interactions for SSKI 1g/ml Solution

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Foods high in potassium and SSKI 1g/ml Solution(Potassium Iodide)
Foods high in potassium and Potassium(Potassium Iodide)
Do not take Potassium Salts together with dietary salt substitutes or low salt milk products which contain potassium. Taking these can increase the level of potassium in the blood. If the potassium level is too high, you may experience muscle weakness or an abnormal heart rhythm. If you experience extreme muscle weakness, chest pain, pounding heartbeat, or an unusually fast or slow heart beat, contact your health care provider immediately. While taking Potassium-containing medicines, your prescriber may order a blood test to check the level of potassium in your blood. DO NOT take potassium-containing nutritional supplements with this medicine unless they are approved for you by your health care provider.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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