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Potassium iodide 65 Mg

Potassium iodide is used in the event of a nuclear disaster or nuclear reactor accident to limit the uptake of radioactive iodine into the thyroid gland.

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Potassium iodide G.L. 65 mg tablets

Potassium iodide is used in the event of a nuclear disaster or nuclear reactor accident to limit the absorption of radioactive iodine in the thyroid gland.

Application
Large quantities of radioactive iodine can be released in a nuclear reactor accident. If contamination occurs, this radioactive iodine is absorbed into the thyroid gland. The absorption of radioactive iodine in the thyroid gland is inhibited by taking non-radioactive iodine (eg in the form of potassium iodide) before or during the contamination.

Composition
Active substances: potassium iodide
Excipients: Corn starch, LACTOSE monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose (E 460), Butyl methacrylate (2-dimethylaminoethyl) methacrylate-methyl methacrylate copolymer, magnesium stearate (E 572).

Dosage
Adults up to 40 years and children from 12 years: 2 tablets
Children from 3 to 12 years old: 1 tablet
Children from 1 month to 3 years: half a tablet
Newborns and babies less than 1 month old: a quarter of a tablet.
Pregnant women (all ages): 2 tablets. With this they also protect their unborn child.
Persons over 40 do not need to take iodine tablets as it has been established that this age category is not at increased risk of thyroid cancer from exposure to radioactive iodine.

Directions for use
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Are you unsure about the correct use? Ask your doctor or pharmacist. Iodine tablets should only be taken if announced by the government, eg via radio and TV. Do not just take the tablet yourself.

For optimal protection, the dose should be taken as soon as possible after notification that radioactive iodine has been released. When ingested 4 to 6 hours after exposure to radioactive iodine, the protection is only about 50%. After 12 hours, taking tablets no longer makes sense, since the thyroid gland has already absorbed the radioactive iodine.

The tablets can be chewed or swallowed all at once. For infants, the dose can be crushed and dissolved in water, syrup or a similar liquid.

Storage advice
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 30 ° C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Not to be used with
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine.
You have an overactive thyroid gland which causes too much thyroid hormone to be produced (hyperthyroidism).
You have some type of inflammation of the walls of your blood vessels (hypocomplementary vasculitis).
You have an autoimmune disease with itching and blisters (Dühring dermatitis herpetiformis).

Iodine pills for nuclear disasters or "dirty" bombs with nuclear waste. Saturate your thyroid gland with iodine and prevent the radioactive iodine from accumulating.

Who are iodine pills for?
Iodine pills are for people who have been exposed to radioactive iodine. Iodine is a dietary supplement and is available without a prescription.

People who live within a radius of 20 kilometers from a nuclear power plant can collect the iodine pills from the pharmacist for free. These people can also store the pills as a prevention.

However, in an emergency in a nuclear power plant, 20 km is not far enough. In the event of a nuclear disaster, the range of a radioactive cloud is many times further. Imported fruit and groundwater can also be contaminated with radioactive particles. These people are not prepared for this type of disaster.


What is the effect of iodine pills?
A nuclear disaster like the one in Japan releases radioactive iodine. This radioactive iodine can get into our blood via the respiratory tract, the skin or eating contaminated food. The thyroid gland stores this radioactive iodine. The continuous irradiation of this important organ increases the risk of cancer and other thyroid diseases exponentially. Babies, fetuses and young children are particularly at risk. Potassium iodide G.L. 65 mg tablets
Potassium iodide is used in the event of a nuclear disaster or nuclear reactor accident to limit the absorption of radioactive iodine in the thyroid gland.

Application
Large quantities of radioactive iodine can be released in a nuclear reactor accident. If contamination occurs, this radioactive iodine is absorbed into the thyroid gland. The absorption of radioactive iodine in the thyroid gland is inhibited by taking non-radioactive iodine (eg in the form of potassium iodide) before or during the contamination.

Composition
Active substances: potassium iodide
Excipients: Corn starch, LACTOSE monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose (E 460), Butyl methacrylate (2-dimethylaminoethyl) methacrylate-methyl methacrylate copolymer, magnesium stearate (E 572).

Dosage
Adults up to 40 years and children from 12 years: 2 tablets
Children from 3 to 12 years old: 1 tablet
Children from 1 month to 3 years: half a tablet
Newborns and babies less than 1 month old: a quarter of a tablet.
Pregnant women (all ages): 2 tablets. With this they also protect their unborn child.
Persons over 40 do not need to take iodine tablets as it has been established that this age category is not at increased risk of thyroid cancer from exposure to radioactive iodine.

Directions for use
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Are you unsure about the correct use? Ask your doctor or pharmacist. Iodine tablets should only be taken if announced by the government, eg via radio and TV. Do not just take the tablet yourself.

For optimal protection, the dose should be taken as soon as possible after notification that radioactive iodine has been released. When ingested 4 to 6 hours after exposure to radioactive iodine, the protection is only about 50%. After 12 hours, taking tablets no longer makes sense, since the thyroid gland has already absorbed the radioactive iodine.

The tablets can be chewed or swallowed all at once. For infants, the dose can be crushed and dissolved in water, syrup or a similar liquid.

Storage advice
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 30 ° C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Not to be used with
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine.
You have an overactive thyroid gland which causes too much thyroid hormone to be produced (hyperthyroidism).
You have some type of inflammation of the walls of your blood vessels (hypocomplementary vasculitis).
You have an autoimmune disease with itching and blisters (Dühring dermatitis herpetiformis).

Iodine pills for nuclear disasters or "dirty" bombs with nuclear waste. Saturate your thyroid gland with iodine and prevent the radioactive iodine from accumulating.

Who are iodine pills for?
Iodine pills are for people who have been exposed to radioactive iodine. Iodine is a dietary supplement and is available without a prescription.

People who live within a radius of 20 kilometers from a nuclear power plant can collect the iodine pills from the pharmacist for free. These people can also store the pills as a prevention.

However, in an emergency in a nuclear power plant, 20 km is not far enough. In the event of a nuclear disaster, the range of a radioactive cloud is many times further. Imported fruit and groundwater can also be contaminated with radioactive particles. These people are not prepared for this type of disaster.


What is the effect of iodine pills?
A nuclear disaster like the one in Japan releases radioactive iodine. This radioactive iodine can get into our blood via the respiratory tract, the skin or eating contaminated food. The thyroid gland stores this radioactive iodine. The continuous irradiation of this important organ increases the risk of cancer and other thyroid diseases exponentially. Babies, fetuses and young children are particularly at risk.

The thyroid makes no distinction between "normal" iodine and radioactive iodine. By saturating the thyroid gland with iodine from iodine pills, the thyroid gland will not absorb harmful radioactive iodine. The radioactive iodine particles will then disappear from your body through your stool.

How should you take the iodine tablets?
It is best to dissolve the iodine tablets in a glass with lukewarm water. The iodine tablets do not dissolve easily. It is therefore best to break them into pieces and stir them in the glass. For administration to a baby, dissolve the appropriate dose in a baby bottle.


How do you determine the dose and duration of your course?

The recommended daily dose of iodine tablets is as follows:

1 tablet once a day. (in the middle of the disaster area you may be temporarily more possible during your flight from there and immediately report to a hospital)

Iodine Tabelts use at a radiological accident

Age group Mass (mg)
>12 years and adults 130
3 – 12 years 65
1 month – 3 years 32
Neonate (< 1 month) 16

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