Thyroshield Dosage

Generic name: potassium iodide
Dosage form: oral solution

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Thyroshield safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Thyroshield.

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  • use as directed by public officials in the event of a nuclear radiation emergency.
  • do not take more than 1 dose in 24 hours.


Dosing Chart

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Adults over 18 years
2 mL every day (130 mg)
and
Children over 12 years to 18 years
who weigh at least 150 pounds
2 mL every day (130 mg)

adult dose

Children over 12 years to 18 years
who weigh less than 150 pounds

1 mL every day (65 mg)
and
Children over 3 years to 12 years

1 mL every day (65 mg)

children 12 - 18

Children over 1 month to 3 years
0.5 mL every day (32.5 mg)

children 1 month - 3 years

Babies at birth to 1 month
0.25 mL every day (16.25 mg)

babies to 1 month
  • If pregnant, breastfeeding, have a baby up to 1 month of age or have thyroid disease (except nodular thyroid disease with heart disease), take as directed above and contact a doctor as soon as possible.
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