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KIO3 (Potassium Iodate) 170mg tablets.
60 tablet bottle, ages newborn through adult

Each Bottle contains 60 tablets of KIO3. Each tablet contains 170mg of the active ingredient Potassium Iodate, a thyroid blocker. Store in a dry, cool, place where children cannot reach them.

WHAT IS POTASSIUM IODATE USED FOR?

Potassium Iodate tablets are used ONLY at the time of a nuclear emergency! The tablets will prevent the thyroid gland from absorbing Radioactive Iodine (I-131), which is released into the environment following a nuclear accident. I-131 is radioactive and can kill you-especially children.

BEFORE YOU TAKE KIO3 (or any Thyroid Blocker)

Is it a true radiation emergency? Are you allergic to iodine? Do you suffer from a skin disease? Do you suffer from inflammation of the blood vessels? Are you being treated for an overactive thyroid? Do you have problems with your kidneys? Are you being treated for problems with your adrenal glands? Are you suffering from dehydration due to extreme heat? Are you currently taking a diuretic?

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING KI OR KIO3 TAKING POTASSIUM IODATE

The tablets should be taken as a single daily dose 3-12 hours before exposure, or up to 10 hours after exposure, although this is less effective. Authorities will tell you if there is a need to take KIO3.

The usual recommended "daily dose":

-Adults 12 yrs and older 1 tablet daily- 3 to 14 days
-Children 3 years to 12 years 1/2 tablet daily- 3 days or longer*
-Children 1 month to 3 years 1/4 tablet daily- 1 to 3 days*
-Newborn to 1 month 1/4 to 1/8 tablet - 1 to 3 days*

*Authorities may determine that repeat or longer dosing may be necessary.

*Under heavy plume conditions 1/4 tablet may be given to newborns as a starting dose. It is extremely important that young children be taken out of harm's way as soon as possible.

For young children or newborn babies, the 1/4 to 1/4 tablet may be crushed and taken mixed with milk, juice or water.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should normally not take more than two doses for a minor "reactor leak". Babies up to a month old should only received one dose for a minor "reactor leak". However, this should be determined by authorities.

If you swallow a lot of the tablets all together, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital emergency room or Doctor immediately.

AFTER TAKING POTASSIUM IODATE

Potassium Iodate can be taken by the majority of people, without any problems.

Although rarely, hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, swollen salivary glands, headache, wheezing or coughing, and stomach upsets may occur. If you have these or any other effects while taking Potassium Iodate or Potassium Iodide tell a doctor immediately.

Keep In mind that if you are allergic to any Iodine product, then you will also be allergic to Radioactive Iodine. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns.
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