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Potassium Iodide Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have myotonia congenital or tuberculosis, talk with healthcare provider.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 1 month after stopping this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Rash.

• Abnormal taste. This is usually reversible.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Feeling tired or weak.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Fast heartbeat.

• Flu-like symptoms.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Unusual bruising or bleeding.

• Severe swelling.

• Numbness or tingling of hands or feet.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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