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iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets)

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Brand Name Emergency Essentials
EAN 0351803218452
Import Designation Made in USA
Part Number NDC 51803-001-01
UNSPSC Code 51191900
UPC 351803218452

The FDA approved IOSAT Potassium Iodide tablet works by saturating the thyroid with stable iodine... Read full product description




Product Features

  • 130 mg. potassium iodide per tablet
  • 14 tablets per package

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00006NT3A
  • Item model number: NDC 51803-001-01
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #197 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

(Pronounced poe TASS-e-um EYE-oh-dyed)

iOSAT™ Tablets

  • 130 mg. potassium iodide per tablet
  • 14 tablets per package

How Potassium Iodide Works
Certain forms of iodine help your thyroid gland work right.  Most people get the iodine they need from foods like iodized salt or fish.  The thyroid can "store" or hold only a certain amount of iodine.

In a radiation emergency, radioactive iodine may be released in the air.  This material may be breathed or swallowed.  It may enter the thyroid gland and damage it.  The damage would probably not show itself for years.  Children are most likely to have thyroid damage.

If you take potassium iodide, it will fill up your thyroid gland.  This reduces the chance that harmful radioactive iodine will enter the thyroid gland.

Who Should Not Take Potassium Iodide
The only people who should not take potassium iodide are people who know they are allergic to iodide.  You may take potassium iodide even if you are taking medicines for a thyroid problem (for example, a thyroid hormone or antithyroid drug).  Pregnant and nursing women and babies and children may also take this drug.

How And When To Take Potassium Iodide
Potassium iodide should be taken as soon as possible after public health officials tell you.  You should take one dose every 24 hours.  More will not help you because the thyroid can "hold" only limited amounts of iodine.  Larger doses will increase the risk of side effects.  You will probably be told not to take the drug for more than 10 days.

Side Effects
Usually side effects of potassium iodide happen when people take higher doses for a long time.  You should be careful not to take more than the recommended dose or take it for longer than you are told.  Side effects are unlikely because of the low dose and the short time you will be taking the drug.

Possible side effects include skin rashes, swelling of the salivary glands, and "iodism" (metallic taste, burning mouth and throat, sore teeth and gums, symptoms of a head cold, and sometimes stomach upset and diarrhea).

A few people have an allergic reaction with more serious symptoms.  These could be fever and joint pains, or swelling of parts of the face or body and at times severe shortness of breath requiring immediate medical attention.

Taking iodide may rarely cause overactivity of the thyroid gland, underactivity of the thyroid gland, or enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter).

What To Do If Side Effects Occur
If the side effects are severe or if you have an allergic reaction, stop taking potassium iodide.  Then, if possible, call a doctor or public health authority for instructions.

How Supplied
IOSAT Tablets (Potassium Iodide Tablets, U.S.P.): packages of 14 tablets (NDC51803-001-01): Each white, round, scored tablet contains 130 mg. potassium iodide.

Product Description

The FDA approved IOSAT Potassium Iodide tablet works by saturating the thyroid with stable iodine so it will block the thyroid's absorption of cancer-causing iodine released from a nuclear reactor or nuclear bomb. FDA Approved as a nuclear radiation blocking agent 14 130mg tablets per pack (small "baby-aspirin" sized) Individually foil-sealed for single unit dosing Use only as directed by public officials if a nuclear radiation emergency happens

Important Information

Safety Information

Potassium Iodide should not be used by people allergic to iodide.

Keep out of reach of children.  In case of overdose or allergic reaction, contact a physician or the public health authority.  Read the accompanying labeling for precautions and side effects.



Indications

Thyroid blocking in a radiation emergency only.



Directions

Use only as directed by State or local public health authorities in the event of a radiation emergency.

Dosage:

  • Adults and Children 1 Year of Age or Older: One tablet once a day.  Crush for small children.
  • Babies Under 1 Year of Age: One-half (1/2) tablet once a day.  Crush first.

Take for 10 days unless directed otherwise by state or local public health authorities.

Store at controlled room temperature between 15° and 30°C (59° and 86° F).
Keep package dry and foil packets intact.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Hopefully I will never need this.
Floridaman
The World Health Organization, allows both potassium iodide and potassium iodate as effective thyroid blocks.
Happy Reader
The expiration date was clearly printed on both the outer package as, well as on each foil bubble pack.
Just_a_guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

351 of 358 people found the following review helpful By Happy Reader TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 12, 2011
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I like the professional way these Potassium Iodide tablets are packaged. Each packet has 14 tablets, which equals 14 adult daily doses. Each tablet is individually foil-wrapped in a packet. This is great for keeping track of how many you've taken. I have one packet for each member of the family, and if an emergency arises, it will be easy to keep track of who took his/her supplement. The packets are easy to store, and will be in better shape for a longer time than pills in a bottle.

I thought I'd post some basic information on Potassium Iodide as an emergency supplement:

The thyroid gland uptakes iodine from the bloodstream. Radioactive iodine is one of the most common of the radionuclides that may be released by nuclear fallout. If it is ingested or inhaled, the radioactive iodine will be taken up by the thyroid, greatly increasing the risk of thyroid cancer. To help avoid this, you want to saturate the body with a source of stable iodide. If the thyroid's iodine receptors are all "taken" by the non-radioactive iodide, the radioactive iodide will generally be excreted by the body.

The effectiveness of potassium iodide (KI) was proven after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. Some areas with heavy nuclear fallout after Chernobyl were NOT given potassium iodide supplements, and others were. Two decades later, studies show that the rate of thyroid cancer among populations given potassium iodide soon after the accident were the same as the rate among populations that were not affected by Chernobyl. However, populations that were affected by Chernobyl, but were not given the supplement, have shown epidemic experiences of thyroid cancer.

Note that potassium iodide cannot protect against any other causes of radiation poisoning.
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162 of 169 people found the following review helpful By kimchi on July 25, 2012
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I've bought these pills in the past and they come like the picture shows. I ordered 4 of these and they were all out of the plastic wrap but still in the foil. On closer inspection I could see the date was erased. I can faintly see 2008 and 2010 on the pills. The buyer refunded me and said he does not sell expired products. I can would be more understanding if the dates weren't erased but this was purposefully done. I will post pictures later if I can. DO NOT BUY FROM THIS SELLER: SMART-CART!!!
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97 of 101 people found the following review helpful By G.S. on July 23, 2012
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Do not buy this product from SMART-CART. They sold me an expired product and tried to rub off the expiration date in an attempt to conceal this fact. Save yourself some trouble and do not support this behavior.
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96 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Rob Bekker on January 3, 2010
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These Potassium Iodide pills are the only ones FDA recommended, and the same pills distributed to people living near nuclear reactors in case of a radiation release. I recommend them over the cheeper (but less effective) Potassium IodATE because the absorptive nature of KiO3 (iodate) is less known, and they are packed in a simple plastic bottle. The Foil pack of the iOSAT pills is much better for long term storage and tracking dosage.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Frank on November 7, 2012
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Received the four packages of the IOSAT tablets ordered however there was no expiration date on any of the four packages. Contacted seller to verify where the expiration date was located but received no response. Contacted manufacturer who advised the pills may be counterfeit and they requested us to send a package to them for investigation. Have requested a refund from seller.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By PA to LA on November 30, 2012
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Ok, so I saw several people say their product arrived with either an expired expiration date or no expiration date at all. I still decided to order because I was ordering from a different company than they were. Well, the same exact thing happened to me. I ordered from Universal-Sales and there is no expiration date on the tablets. I even looked closely to see if it had been removed - I don't even see an erased imprint.

I emailed the company asking for a refund on the (3) packs I ordered. The company replied apologizing blaming it on their supplier. I was immediately issued a refund and told I did not have to return the tablets I have. I replied and said if they can guarantee tablets with un-expired dates printed on them that I would reorder from them. The reply I got was they could not guarantee that :/

So I would have to give a poor review for Universal-Sales' iSOAT Potassium Iodide product.

I would appreciate feedback from someone, who got un-expired tablets, about what comany they ordered from. I really want these tablets in my supplies.
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137 of 167 people found the following review helpful By JimmyB on September 22, 2009
This brand, Iosat, is the only full strength, FDA approved tablet available. FDA approval is key when purchasing potassium iodide. Ask yourself - If you had cancer and could take a drug that would cure it, would you take an FDA regulated and approved drug, or a non-approved drug? Then ask - If you could take a pill to possibly prevent cancer would you take an FDA Approved drug or a non-approved drug? Life-Extension (LEF), Pro-KI and Potassium IodATE (different spelling, different drug) are not FDA Approved for radiation emergencies. Don't take the chance with cancer. Stay with FDA approved drugs like Iosat.

I got my potassium iodide from Nukepills on Amazon (plus a few other products they sell) such as ThyroShield Potassium Iodide and RADTriage Personal Radiation Detector Even had them on the phone for about 15 minutes peppering them with all kinds of questions. Very happy with my purchase from them. They also had the freshest stock around.

What is potassium iodide: One of the most feared consequences of a nuclear reactor accident or nuclear bomb is the release of a radioactive iodine plume into the environment. Radioactive Iodine (I-131) is a by-product of nuclear fission which occurs only within a nuclear reactor or during detonation of a nuclear bomb. What makes radioactive iodine so dangerous is that the body cannot distinguish it from ordinary iodine.
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