Ingredients & DescriptionIOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets is the first "Radiation Protective Thyroid Blocking" agent to be sold directly to the general public. Its active ingredient, 130 mg. of potassium iodide (KI), gives virtually complete protection from the most feared consequence of a nuclear accident - a meltdown and release of radioactive iodine into the environment.
DESCRIPTION: Each white, round, cross-scored—the name IOSAT stamped on one side—tablet contains 130 mg of potassium iodide.
INDICATIONS: IOSAT (Potassium iodide tablet, USP) is a thyroid blocking medicine that is used in a nuclear radiation emergency only.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Use only as directed by public officials if a nuclear radiation emergency happens.
|Adults over 18 years||1 tablet every 24 hours||130 mg|
|Children 12 years to 18 years, who weigh at least 150 pounds||2 tablet every 24 hours||130 mg|
|Children 12 years to 18 years, who weigh under 150 pounds||1/2 tablet every 24 hours||65 mg|
|Children over 3 years to 12 years||1/2 tablet every 24 hours||65 mg|
|Children over 1 month to 3 years||1/4 tablet every 24 hours||32.5 mg|
|Babies at birth to 1 month||1/8 tablet||16.25 mg|
|Babies at birth to 1 month 1 teaspoonful every day (16.25 mg)||5,000 IU||100%|
Tablets can be crushed and mixed in many liquids.
To take the tablet in liquid solution, use dosing directions under Making a Potassium Iodide Liquid Mixture.
Take KI every day (every 24 hours) as directed by public officials.
Do not take more than 1 dose in 24 hours. More will not help you.
Too much medicine may increase the chances of side effects.
Making a Potassium Iodide Liquid Mixture:
1. Put one 130 mg KI tablet into a small bowl and grind it into a fine powder using the back of a metal teaspoon against the inside of the bowl. The powder should not have any large pieces. 2. Add 4 teaspoonfuls of water to the crushed KI powder in the bowl and mix until the KI powder is dissolved in the water.
3. Take the KI water mixture solution made in step 2 and mix it with 4 teaspoonfuls of low fat white or chocolate milk, orange juice, flat soda, raspberry syrup, or infant formula.
4. The KI liquid mixture will keep for up to 7 days in the refrigerator. It is recommended that the KI liquid mixtures be prepared weekly. Throw away unused portions.
Important: Please follow instructions included in the product insert.
*Not intended to diagnose or treat diseases or ailments, and is not reviewed by the FDA.Uses & Indications.