KIO3 Dosages and Contraindications
85Mg Tablets

KIO3 is for use during a nuclear / radiological emergency - ONLY!
KIO3 (Potassium Iodate) 85mg tablets.

Adult-Dose Bottle, Ages 12 years and older

Each Bottle contains 90 tablets of KIO3. Each tablet contains 85mg of the active ingredient Potassium Iodate, a thyroid blocker.

Store in a dry, cool, place where children cannot reach them.


The tablets should be taken as a two daily doses beginning 3-12 hours before exposure, or up to 10 hours after exposure, although this is less effective.

Authorities will tell you if there's a need to take KIO3.

The usual recommended “daily dose”: 2 tablets daily— 3 to 14 days
Adults 12 yrs and older

If “Children size tablets are unavailable
Children 3 years to 12 years 1 tablet daily — 3 days or longer *
Children 1 month to 3 years 1/2 tablet daily — 1 to 3 days *
Newborn to 1 month 1/8 to 1/4 tablet — 1 to 3 days *

*   Authorities may determine that repeat or longer dosing may be necessary.

*   Under heavy plume conditions 1/4 tablet may be given to newborns as a starting dose. It is extremely important that young children be taken out of harm’s way as soon as possible.

For young children or newborn babies, the tablet may be crushed and taken mixed with milk, juice or water.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should normally not take more than two doses for a minor “reactor leak”. Babies up to a month old should only received one dose for a minor “reactor leak”. However, this should be determined by authorities.

If you swallow a lot of the tablets all together, or if you think a child has accidentally swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital emergency room or Doctor immediately.


Potassium Iodate can be taken by the majority of people, without any problems.

Although rarely, hypersensitivity reactions such as rash, swollen salivary glands, headache, wheezing or coughing, and stomach upsets may occur. If you have these or any other effects while taking Potassium Iodate or Potassium Iodide tell a doctor immediately.

Keep In mind that if you are allergic to any Iodine product, then you will also be allergic to Radioactive Iodine. Please consult your doctor if you have concerns.

For more information, contact the Manufacturer.

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