iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets)
How Potassium Iodide Works
Certain forms of iodine help your thyroid gland work right. Most people get the iodine they need from foods like iodized salt or fish. The thyroid can “store” or hold only a certain amount of iodine.
In a radiation emergency, radioactive iodine may be released in the air. This material may be breathed or swallowed. It may enter the thyroid gland and damage it. The damage would probably not show itself for years. Children are most likely to have thyroid damage.
If you take potassium iodide, it will fill up your thyroid gland. This reduces the chance that harmful radioactive iodine will enter the thyroid gland.
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- Reduces chance of thyroid damage in a radiation emergency
- Safe for babies, children, pregnant and nursing women, those taking medicine for thyroid problem
- One dose every 24 hours for no more than 10 days
- Possible side effects include skin rash, swelling salivary glands, iodism