A 17-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

how long until a large dose of potassium iodide leaves the body? what is its half-life?

1 doctor answer
Dr.
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
It's complicated : As per dr rhoads please contact your poisons centre or an emergency doctor licensed in the us. The iodine can have prolonged effects on the thyroid gland and so needs specific consultation urgently to get advice for your situation.
Answered on Feb 28, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Pills for adults: Google "KI pills". BUT, read about adverse effects: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bernard_Le_Guen/publication/11987460_Iodine_kinetics_and_eff ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Potassium iodide: potassium iodide = Radiban & ThyroShield
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
You may: Potassium iodide will protect only the thyroid from radio active iodine in the fall out. If my concern were a nuclear attack, thyroid would not be in ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Yes.: This involves one of the most popular medical myths. If you are allergic to seafood, you are not allergic to iodine, contrary to very popular belief. ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month