Potassium Iodide

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Potassium iodide is used to thin mucous and loosen blockage in the chest and throat. Potassium iodide is used in people with breathing issues that can be made complex by thick mucus, such as bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. Potassium iodide is used throughout a nuclear radiation emergency situation to obstruct radioactive iodine from entering your thyroid gland. Potassium iodide might additionally be used for objectives not listed in this medicine guide. You should not use potassium iodide if you ar allergic to iodide or iodine. Potassium iodide is used in children only throughout a nuclear radiation emergency situation. Do not give potassium iodide to a child without medical guidance. When used throughout pregnancy, potassium iodide can cause thyroid problems in both mom and infant. However, the benefit of taking this medication to safeguard your thyroid from nuclear radiation exposure much surpasses any dangers of thyroid damage. Any pregnant or breastfeeding woman or baby who takes potassium iodide ought to have their thyroid function checked after utilizing this medicine. Take with food or milk if potassium iodide distress your stomach. For thinning mucus in the upper body and throat, potassium iodide is usually taken 3 to 4 times daily. Taking more of this medicine will deficient work better or quicker, and might increase the risk of side effects. Tell any medical professional who treats you that you are using potassium iodide. Potassium iodide fluid may take shape if it gets cold. Take the medicine as soon as you can, yet avoid the missed out on dose if it is almost time for your next dose.

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