Potassium Iodide

Approved Small Molecule

Potassium Iodide

Saturated solution of Potassium Iodide (SSKI) is used pharmaceutically for emergency use in patients experiencing acute symptoms of severe hyperglycemia (also known as thyroid storm or thyrotoxic crisis). SSKI can also be used for radioiodine-contamination emergencies or in preparation of thyrotoxic patients for thyroidectomy. Saturated solution of Potassium Iodide (SSKI) is used pharmaceutically for emergency use in patients experiencing acute symptoms of severe hyperglycemia (also known as thyroid storm or thyrotoxic crisis). SSKI can also be used for radioiodine-contamination emergencies or in preparation of thyrotoxic patients for thyroidectomy.

This compound belongs to the class of inorganic compounds known as alkali metal iodides. These are inorganic compounds in which the largest halogen atom is Iodine, and the heaviest metal atom is an alkali metal.

Structure

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Summary of Product Characteristics

Field Name Value
NamePotassium Iodide
TypeSmall Molecule
GroupsApproved
DescriptionSaturated solution of Potassium Iodide (SSKI) is used pharmaceutically for emergency use in patients experiencing acute symptoms of severe hyperglycemia (also known as thyroid storm or thyrotoxic crisis). SSKI can also be used for radioiodine-contamination emergencies or in preparation of thyrotoxic patients for thyroidectomy.
External IDsNSC-77362
IndicationPotassium Iodide is oral antithyroid agent used in the prevention of radioactive iodine uptake into the thyroid gland during a nuclear radiation emergency. Potassium Iodide may be used as an adjunct to other antithyroid agents in the treatment of hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis and preoperatively to induce thyroid involution.
Synthesis referenceUS4327207
Taxonomy descriptionThis compound belongs to the class of inorganic compounds known as alkali metal iodides. These are inorganic compounds in which the largest halogen atom is Iodine, and the heaviest metal atom is an alkali metal.
KingdomInorganic compounds
Super classMixed metal/non-metal compounds
ClassAlkali metal salts
Sub classAlkali metal iodides
Direct parentAlkali metal iodides
External descriptorspotassium salt (CHEBI:8346)