• The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of potassium iodide as a fungicide on tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumber, eggplant, strawberries and ornamental flowers in greenhouse and field applications on strawberries. (europa.eu)
  • Much of what is known of the protective effects of potassium iodide has come from the measurements of radiation accumulation in the thyroid glands of hundreds of thousands of people in the weeks following the Chernobyl reactor disaster of April 1986, and the therapeutic effects KI achieved in Poland during that time. (faqs.org)
  • The protective effects of potassium iodide last about 24 hours from the time it is ingested. (faqs.org)
  • What are the possible side effects of potassium iodide? (cigna.com)
  • Joint pain, swelling of arms, legs, face, and throat are some of the commonly seen side effects of potassium iodide. (mynewsdesk.com)
  • All infants, including breast-fed infants need to be given the dosage of KI (potassium iodide) recommended for infants. (cdc.gov)
  • No.: DRP - 1226 Availability: Available in 10 mL Plastic dropper Tipped Bottle Pharmacological Category: Lens Nutrients Dosage Form: Ophthalmic Solution Formulation: Each mL contains: Potassium Iodide ***** 3 mg Sodium Iodide ********** 3 mg Indications: Long treatment application helps retard the progression of opacities and relieved dryness of the eye. (tradekey.com)
  • Potassium iodide (KI) is a drug that, when taken in an appropriate and timely dosage, can block exposure to radioactive iodine. (montcopa.org)
  • Taking 130 mg of potassium iodide, the dosage widely recommended for the blocking of radioactive iodine in the event of a nuclear disaster, can quickly and completely protect the thyroid gland, which is one of the organs most commonly damaged by radioactive fallout. (drmyattswellnessclub.com)
  • Guidance: Potassium Iodide as a Thyroid Blocking Agent in radiation Emergencies. (faqs.org)
  • FDA recommends adherence to the Guidance on Potassium Iodide asa Thyroid Blocking Agent in Radiation Emergencies http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/UCM080542.pdf) for intervention threshold and dose, though we recognize that the exigencies of any particular emergency situation may mandate deviations from those recommendations. (diabetesincontrol.com)
  • If taken in time following an accidental or deliberate release of radioactive iodine, such as would occur with a leak from a nuclear power plant or the detonation of a bomb containing a radioactive payload, potassium iodide saturates the thyroid with a form of iodine that persists in the gland. (faqs.org)
  • The term was then used by the American mysticist, Edgar Cayce, to describe a free form of iodine (i.e., a single atom of iodide unbound to any other atom) - apparently created by adding electromagnetic or another form of energy. (consumerlab.com)
  • Iodide is a form of iodine that is preferentially taken up by the thyroid gland. (frysfood.com)
  • Amazon is encouraging its customers to purchase Thyroshield, a liquid form of Potassium Iodide, instead of the stronger potassium iodide. (prisonplanet.com)
  • Potassium iodide tablets can be crushed and mixed with water and certain other liquids including low-fat white or chocolate milk, flat soda, orange juice, raspberry syrup, or infant formula so that they can be given to children or people who cannot swallow tablets. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Potassium iodide is the inorganic ionic compound with the chemical formula K I . It is a clear crystalline salt that serves as a convenient source of iodine . (sciencemadness.org)
  • The value of potassium iodide was demonstrated following the Chernobyl nuclear accident, where authorities began mass distribution (millions of doses) of KI just hours after the explosion. (campingsurvival.com)
  • Potassium iodide can be used as an expectorant to thin mucus and loosen congestion in your chest and throat. (cigna.com)
  • Potassium iodide is a valuable expectorant medication, and therefore readers of your journal should be reassured of its safety lest the report deter them from describing it. (annals.org)
  • As demand spikes for potassium iodide in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis, U.S. poison control centers are starting to receive reports of illness in people who've ingested the drug aimed at protecting against radiation sickness. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • Millions of North Americans are suddenly aware of potassium iodide (PI) since Japan's nuclear plants started spewing out radioactive material. (canada.com)
  • Potassium iodide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. (cigna.com)
  • You should not use this medication if you have a history of previous allergic reaction to iodide, iodine, or other medicines. (cigna.com)
  • Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking any medication (especially those that may affect kidney function or blood potassium levels), or have a medical condition (especially heart/kidney condition or diabetes). (baar.com)