Store in a dry cool
place out of reach of children.
The tablets should be taken as a Single Daily
dose within 3 hours of exposure, or up to 10 hours after exposure, although
this is less effective. Authorities will tell you if there is a need to
Adults, and Children
over 12 years of age:
Take: 2 tablets per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days
Children 3 years to 12 years:
Take: 1 tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days
Babies 1 month to 3 years:
Take: ½ tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days
Newborns to 1 month:
Take: ¼ tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days
For young children, the
1/2 or 1/4 tablet may be crushed and taken mixed with milk or water. Under
emergency conditions 1/2 tablet may be given to newborns as a starting
IN CASES OF PROLONGED
EXPOSURE, REPEAT DOSING MAY BE NECESSARY:
1-2 days for a "small"
10-14 days for a "minor" event
Longer for a catastrophic event
If you are breast-feeding you should normally not take more than two doses
for a minor "reactor leak". Babies up to a month old should
only receive one dose for a minor "reactor leak". However, this
should be determined by authorities.
If you swallow a lot of tablets all together, or if you think a child
has accidentally swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital
emergency room or Doctor immediately.
Only about 1-in-2,000,000 people are allergic to Iodine. If a
rash appears you may be only
"mildly" allergic and will have to make a decision as to which
or a rash.
Remember: Children are extremely susceptible to Radiation.
They come firstalways!
Give 1-2 tablets per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days
Give--1/2 to 1 tablet per dayfor 15 days (minimum) to 85 days
Give--1/4 to --1/2 tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to
Potassium Iodate tablets
are used only at the time of a nuclear emergency, the tablets stop
the thyroid gland from taking up Radioactive Iodine (I-131), which is
released into the environment following a nuclear accident. I-131
is radioactive and can kill you - especially children.
YOU TAKE POTASSIUM IODATE (Or any Thyroid Blocker)
Are you sensitive to iodine?
Do you suffer from dermatitis herpetiformis (a skin disease)?
Do you suffer from hypocomplementaemic vasculitis (an inflammation of
the blood vessles)?
Have you ever been treated for thyrotoxicosis (a condition resulting from
an overactive thyroid gland)?
Do you have problems with your kidneys?
Do you have, or are you being treated for problems with your adrenal glands?
Are you suffering from dehydration or cramp due to extreme heat?
Are you taking quinidine, captopril or enalopril?
Are you currently taking a diuretic (water tablets)?
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE
TAKING ANY THYROID BLOCKER -- KI (POTASSIUM IODIDE) OR KI03 (POTASSIUM
AFTER TAKING POTASSIUM IODATE
Potassium Iodate can be taken
by the majority of people, without any problems. However, like medicines
or even supplements, it may occasionally cause side-effects in some people.
These may include:
An overactive thyroid
gland (characterized by weight loss, increased appetite, intolerance
to heat and increased sweating)
An enlarged thyroid gland
with or without the development of a condition in which there is a thickening
of the skin and body tissues, most notably the face.
Although rarely, hypersensitivity
reactions such as rash, swollen salivary glands, headache, wheezing
or coughing, and stomach upsets may occur. If you have these or any
other effects, while taking Potassium Iodate or Potassium Iodide tell
a doctor immediately.
Keep in mind that if you are allergic to any Iodine
product, then you will also be allergic to Radioactive Iodine! Please
consult your doctor if you have any concerns.