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Generic Name
Potassium iodide (KI; SSKI)
Trade Name
Pima
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • expectorant.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Use of this agent may affect the thyroid gland of the fetus related to iodide component, which crosses the placenta causing fetal hypothyroidism and goiter if used for prolonged period or near term.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in high concentrations.
  • Considered safe in breast-feeding but infant’s thyroid function should be monitored.
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