SSKI

Active Ingredient(s): Potassium Iodide, KI
Category: Antidotes



SSKI Overview

Potassium iodide is a chemical compound, medication, and dietary supplement.[1][2] As a medication it is used to treat hyperthyroidism, in radiation emergencies, and to protect the thyroid gland when certain types of radiopharmaceuticals are used.[3] In the developing world it is also used to treat skin sporotrichosis and phycomycosis.[3][4] As a supplement it is used in those who have low intake of iodine in the ...

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Hi there, I am an Industrial Radiographer by trade! Using Ir192 isotopes, can I use sski tablets for treatment of radiation received during work? What are the benefits of taking sski regularly? ## Based on my research, SSKI (Potassium Iodide Oral Solution, USP) is a saturated solution of potassium iodide containing 1 gram of potassium iodide per ml. Although I've also read about Potassium Iodide used for radiation treatment/prevention, this particular medication is indicated for use as an 'expectorant' in the symptomatic treatment of chronic pulmonary diseases where tenacious mucus complicates the problem, including bronchial asthma, bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema. The prescribing information states that "it may also be used for other conditions as determined by your...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Potassium Iodide, KI
  • Liquid: 325mg/5ml
  • Solution: 1g/ml, 65mg/ml
  • Syrup: 325mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 130mg, 65mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for SSKI: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0245-0003 Sski 1 g/ml Oral Solution by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 71740-112 Sski 1 g/ml Oral Solution by Avondale Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Other drugs which contain Potassium Iodide, KI or a similar ingredient: (20 results)

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