How to Dose Liquid KI Oral Solution

Directions1

  • Use as directed by public officials in the event of a nuclear radiation emergency
  • Do not take more than one dose in 24 hours

Liquid KI Oral Solution Dosing Chart1

Babies at birth to 1 month

0.25 mL every day (16.25 mg)

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you 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.

.25 ml

Children over 1 month to 3 years

0.5 mL every day (32.5 mg)

.25 ml

Children over 3 years to 12 years

1 mL every day (65 mg)

.25 ml

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

1 mL every day (65 mg)

.25 ml

Children over 12 years to 18 years who weigh at least 150 pounds

2 mL every day (130 mg)

.25 ml + .25 ml

Adults over 18 years

2 mL every day (130 mg)

.25 ml + .25 ml

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Pregnant or breastfeeding women, or babies under 1 month of age: Take as directed above and call a doctor as soon as possible. Repeat dosing should be avoided. It is recommended that thyroid function be checked in babies less than 1 month of age who take KI. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also be checked by a doctor if repeat dosing is necessary.

Although these precautions should be taken, the benefits of short-term use of KI to block uptake of radioactive iodine by the thyroid gland far exceed the chances of side effects.

Patients with thyroid disease: If you have a nodular thyroid condition such as multinodular goiter with heart disease, you should not take KI. Patients with other thyroid conditions may take KI as directed above, but call a doctor if you need to take KI for more than a few days.1