March 22, 2023

The threat of a nuclear tragedy has led to high demand of Potassium Iodide pills. People in U.S & Europe are rushing to buy them. These tablets reportedly prevent nuclear radiation from entering your thyroid gland.

The intensifying war in ukraine has led to a surprising surge in the demand for an unusual drug that is rarely used elsewhere potassium iodide the fear of radioactive fallout from attacks on ukraine’s nuclear power plant is a trigger behind this surge if such an attack takes place it will release radioactive iodine in the atmosphere which can be absorbed by our

Lungs or the thyroid gland hello and welcome to math simplified i’m dr umar malik in this video we are gonna talk about what is potassium iodide and can it be used to protect against radiation from a nuclear explosion and who really needs to take potassium iodide after a nuclear release we will talk about what potassium iodide products are currently available in

The market and then we will discuss about the side effects of potassium iodide according to the center for disease control potassium iodide represented as ki is a salt of stable iodine with potassium that can help to block the radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland thus protecting this gland from radiation injury such an injury can harm the

Thyroid gland which produces many hormones that regulate the body and can even lead to cancer the cdc further said that table salt and foods rich in iodine do not contain enough iodine to block radioactive iodine from getting into your thyroid land it has advice against using table salt or foods as a substitute for potassium iodide the thyroid gland cannot

Tell the difference between stable and radioactive iodine it will absorb both potassium iodide will block radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid when a person takes potassium iodide the stable iodine in the medicine gets absorbed by the thyroid because potassium iodide contains so much stable iodine the thyroid gland becomes saturated and cannot absorb

Any more iodine for the next 24 hours thus the thyroid gland stops further intake of iodine inside it so in case there is radioactive iodine present in the atmosphere due to a nuclear explosion the thyroid gland will not absorb it because it is already saturated the fda guidance prioritizes groups based on age which is the primary factor for determining risk of

Radioiodine-induced thyroid cancer those at highest risk are infants and children as well as pregnant and nursing females because of the potential for sodium iodide to suppress thyroid function in the developing fetus and the newborn the recommendation is to treat them at the lowest threshold of the drug anyone over 18 years old and up to 40 years old should be

Treated at the slightly higher threshold of the dosage finally anyone over 40 years old should be treated with potassium iodide only if the predicted exposure to the nuclear fallout is really high only potassium iodide products that are fda approved may be marketed legally in the united states as of october 2016 the following potassium iodide drugs are fda approved

And are available without a prescription iostat tablets thyrosafe tablets containing 65 milligram stable potassium iodide thyroshield oral solution containing 65 milligram per milliliter potassium iodide from arco pharmaceuticals and potassium iodide oral solution containing 65 milligram per milliliter from mission pharmaceutical company side effects are unlikely

When potassium iodide is used at the recommended dose and for a short time the following are the possible side effects of potassium iodide you can get skin rashes and rarely swelling of the salivary glands you can experience metallic taste in the mouth burning and sore throat sore teeth and gums symptoms of a cold and sometimes upset stomach and diarrhea these

Symptoms are commonly together known as iodism an allergic reaction can have more serious symptoms those include fever and joint pains swelling of parts of body including face lips tongue throat hands or feet you can experience trouble breathing speaking or swallowing freezing or shortness of breath all these are very rare and always remember that severe shortness

Of breath requires immediate medical attention so this was a short video explaining the effects and side effects of potassium iodide i hope you like the content make sure to press the like button and also make sure to subscribe to our channel for upcoming videos thank you so much guys and see you in the next video

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Why people are Buying POTASSIUM IODIDE tablets to survive NUCLEAR RADIATION. By MEDSimplified