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Medical Corps Potassium Iodate, 85 mg

Dosage Information
Anti Radiation Medicine

potassium iodate, iodate

Potassium Iodate 85mg

200 scored tablets per bottle


Use during a Nuclear Emergency—ONLY!

Best if started at least 12 hours before Fallout!

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 take KI03.

Humans-

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: tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days

Newborns to 1 month:

Take: 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 dose.

IN CASES OF PROLONGED EXPOSURE, REPEAT DOSING MAY BE NECESSARY:

1-2 days for a "small" reactor leak
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.

 

Warnings:

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 is worse--radiation
or a rash.

Remember: Children are extremely susceptible to Radiation. They come first—always!

Pets-

Large Dog:

Give 1-2 tablets per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days

Medium Dog:

Give--1/2 to 1 tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days

Cats:

Give--1/4 to --1/2 tablet per day for 15 days (minimum) to 85 days

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.

BEFORE 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 IODATE).

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.

 

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