Is potassium iodide (KI) safe for everyone?

For most individuals, KI is safe; however, adverse reactions are possible. Individuals with known allergies to iodide or iodide-containing products should not use KI. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult their doctors before taking KI. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.

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