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Potassium Iodide Oral Tablet (POTASSIUM IODIDE - ORAL)

Instructions

You may break or cut the pill if necessary.

If unable to swallow the tablet, crush and mix with water, milk, or other liquids. Mix well and drink immediately.

Take the medicine with 250 mL (1 cup) of water.

Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

Brand Name(s): Iosat, ThyroSafe

Generic Name: Potassium Iodide

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • acne
  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • irregular heart beat
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
  • drooping or swollen eyelids
  • swelling in the neck or throat
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • slow heartbeat
  • mouth sores or irritation
  • dark, tarry stool
  • weight gain

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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