Potassium iodide

 Potassium iodide tablets
 Potassium iodide - Drugs affecting the thyroid gland.

Pharmacological action

The drug affects the synthesis of thyroid hormones, increases the secretion of bronchial glands, cleaves proteins exhibit antiseptic properties when applied topically.

An important feature is the ability of potassium iodide to protect the thyroid gland against radioactive actions to prevent the accumulation of radioactive iodine in it.

Product form

Release tablets of potassium iodide, potassium iodide drops, solution of potassium iodide.


According to the instructions Potassium iodide is prescribed for endemic goitre, hyperthyroidism, inflammation of the respiratory tract, bronchial asthma, diseases of the eye (corneal opacity, eye transparent shell, vitreous, cataracts, bleeding in the eye of the shell), with fungal infections of the eye and the cornea, in the preparatory period before operation in severe form of hyperthyroidism.

Potassium iodide is effective for the prevention of radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland, as it is included in the complex therapy of syphilis.

Instructions for use Potassium Iodide

The tablets of potassium iodide in the endemic goitre appoint one to take p / week to 0, 04gr.

When diffuse goiter pills prescribed drink three p / day 0, 04gr, and then move to 0, one or two 125g p / day. Take the drug twenty-day courses with a break 10d.

Thinning sputum appoint to take potassium iodide solution 3-4 p / day for two to three tablespoons of tablespoons (0, 3-1, 0gr).

Patients with syphilis for resorption seals and easing pain as additional funds designated to drink after a meal solution for one spoon three p / day.

 Potassium iodide drops
 Fungal lung disease prescribe drinking a solution of 4 p / day for a spoon.

As a means of resolving a drop of potassium iodide is used in ophthalmology. Kapaa 3% solution in the conjunctival sac 3-4 p / day for two drops over 10-15dn.

Tablets prescribed to prevent the threat of radioactive iodine exposure: adults and children, after two years are at 0, one 125g p / day, children up to two years - at 0, 04gr / day. For a child, you can crush the tablet and mix with tea or jelly. Take Potassium iodide should be daily until the disappearance of the danger of radioactive iodine intake in the body.

side effects

It may cause iodism, which manifests itself in the form of urticaria, rhinitis, angioedema. Ingestion of the drug can cause discomfort in the epigastric region.

Contraindications to the use of potassium iodide

According to the instructions of potassium iodide is contraindicated in: nephritis, pulmonary tuberculosis, nephrosis, abrasions, acne scars, pyoderma, hemorrhagic diathesis, are hypersensitive to iodine, urticaria.

Potassium iodide is contraindicated during pregnancy, but in an emergency intake of radioactive isotopes of iodine, administered funds amounting to 0, 125 grams along with 0, 75 g of potassium perchlorate.