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USES: Potassium iodide is used to prepare for thyroid surgery along with antithyroid medicine; to treat high thyroid levels; to protect the thyroid in a radiation emergency. It also has been used as an expectorant which may help loosen and break up mucous.

 
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Uses
Potassium iodide is used to prepare for thyroid surgery along with antithyroid medicine; to treat high thyroid levels; to protect the thyroid in a radiation emergency. It also has been used as an expectorant which may help loosen and break up mucous.
Notes
  • Drink plenty of fluids, especially water while taking this medication.
  • It will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • This medication is usually taken after meals three to four times a day.
  • To administer, measure the prescribed amount using a dropper or special calibrated spoon.
  • Place the medication in a full glass of water, stir and drink immediately.
  • Follow with another glass of water.
  • Take this medication as prescribed.
  • Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.

Side Effects
  • Acne, loss of appetite or stomach upset may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop fever, weakness, unusual tiredness, swelling in the neck or throat, mouth sores, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, irregular heartbeat, numbness or tingling of the hands or feet or a metallic taste in the mouth while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing thyroid disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Addison's disease, tuberculosis, stomach disorders, skin disorders or any allergies.
  • This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, breast-feeding is not recommended while taking this medication.
  • Consult your doctor.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any medication for thyroid disease, potassium supplements, diuretics (water pills) or lithium.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for SSKI
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 67
Location: NSW Australia
Time Taken: 20 days days

Reason: to correct medical problems Date: 15 September 2010
Side Effects
High blood pressure, use on Haemorrhoids, blood circulatory

Additional Thoughts
could be issued by health food places

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