Potassium Iodide (Systemic)
Brand Names : Pima, Thyro-Block, KI, SSKI
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects.
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may
need medical attention. When this medicine is used for a short time at low
doses, side effects usually are rare.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side
Hives; joint pain; swelling of arms, face, legs, lips, tongue, and/or throat; swelling of lymph glands
With long-term use
Burning of mouth or throat; confusion; headache (severe); increased
watering of mouth; irregular heartbeat; metallic taste; numbness, tingling,
pain or weakness in hands or feet; soreness of teeth
and gums; sores on skin; symptoms of head cold; unusual tiredness; weakness or heaviness of legs
Other side effects may occur
that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away
during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with
your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If
you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.