Potassium Iodide

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  • Burns
  • Cough
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Poisoning
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Surgical Wound Infection
  • Thyrotoxicosis

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Uses of Potassium Iodide

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Potassium Iodide is used in the treatment of:

  • Burns
  • Cough
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Poisoning
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Thyrotoxicosis

Potassium Iodide is used in the prevention of:

  • Surgical Wound Infection

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Potassium Iodide Brand Names

Potassium Iodide Drug Class

Potassium Iodide is part of the drug classes:

Potassium Iodide Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMILORIDE/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • AZILSARTAN/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • BENAZEPRIL/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • CANDESARTAN/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • CAPTOPRIL/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • ENALAPRIL/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • EPLERENONE/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • EPROSARTAN/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • FOSINOPRIL/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • IRBESARTAN/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • LISINOPRIL/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • LOSARTAN/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • MOEXIPRIL HYDROCHLORIDE/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • OLMESARTAN/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • PERINDOPRIL/POTASSIUM IODIDE
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/QUINAPRIL
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/RAMIPRIL
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/SPIRONOLACTONE
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/TELMISARTAN
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/TRANDOLAPRIL
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/TRIAMTERENE
  • POTASSIUM IODIDE/VALSARTAN

This is not a complete list of Potassium Iodidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Potassium Iodide and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Potassium Iodide falls into category D:

It has been shown that use of Potassium Iodide in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Potassium Iodide Dosage

Take potassium iodide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Potassium Iodide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Potassium Iodide is available in the following doses:

  • Aminophylline/ephedrine/pb/k Iodide 130 Mg-16 Mg-8 Mg-195 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Chlorpheniramine/codeine/pe/k Iodide 0.75 Mg-5 Mg-2.5 Mg-75 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Ephedrine-potassium Iodide 8 Mg-150 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Ephedrine/pb/k Iodide/theophylline 24 Mg-24 Mg-320 Mg-130 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Iodine Topical 5%-10% Topical Solution
  • Iodine-potassium Iodide 5%-10% Oral And Topical Solution
  • Potassium Iodide 1 G/ml Oral Solution
  • Potassium Iodide 130 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Potassium Iodide 325 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Potassium Iodide 65 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Potassium Iodide Compounding Powder
  • Potassium Iodide-theophylline 130 Mg-80 Mg/15 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Sodium Iodide 5%-10% Oral Liquid

Forms of Medication

Potassium Iodide is available in the following forms:

  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Topical Solution