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A 32-year-old male asked:

How does potassium iodide come (ki pills, liquid, capsules), and what is the dose for radiation?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
ThyroShield OTC: 2 ml. daily till radiation risk over. Liquid
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Paul Garrett
Radiology 42 years experience
Thanks Dr. H for making me revisit this interesting question; one I hope never needs to be explored by a large number of people (barring nuclear catastrophe or dirty bomb). I really like this site for a really good, easy to understand review: http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/ki.asp Note it states: "There are health risks associated with taking KI." Also, FDA says liquid only for those <=3 yo
Jan 23, 2016
Last updated Jan 23, 2016


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