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Potassium Iodide

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Potassium Iodide (potassium iodide systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antithyroid agents, expectorants and is used to treat Cough, Cutaneous Sporotrichosis, Hyperthyroidism and Radiation Emergency.

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Therapeutic Categories



Treatment and prevention of iodine deficiency

Chemical Name

Potaβium iodide (KI)

Foreign Names

  • Kalii iodidum (Latin)
  • Kaliumiodid (German)
  • Potassium (iodure de) (French)

Generic Names

  • Potassium Iodide (OS: JAN)
  • Kalium iodicum (IS)
  • Kalii iodas (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Kalii iodidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Kaliumiodat (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Kaliumiodid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium (iodure de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Potassium Iodide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Potassium iodide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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