Label: SSKI- potassium iodide solution
- NDC Code(s): 71740-112-08, 71740-112-30
- Packager: Avondale Pharmaceuticals, LLC
- Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
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- Clinical Pharmacology
- Indications and Usage
Potassium iodide can cause fetal harm, abnormal thyroid function, and goiter when administered to a pregnant woman. Because of the possible development of fetal goiter, if the drug is used during pregnancy or if the patient becomes pregnant during therapy, apprise the patient of the potential hazard.
In some patients, prolonged use of iodides can lead to hypothyroidism. Iodides should be used with caution in patients having Addison's disease, cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, myotonia congenita, tuberculosis, acute bronchitis, or renal function impairment.
Concurrent use with lithium or antithyroid drugs may potentiate the hypothyroid and goitrogenic effects of these medications. Concurrent use with potassium-containing medications, potassium-sparing diuretics and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) may result in hyperkalemia and cardiac arrhythmias or cardiac arrest.
see "Warnings" section.
Potassium iodide is excreted in breast milk. Use by nursing mothers may cause skin rash and thyroid suppression in the infant.
The most frequent adverse reactions to potassium iodide are stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, skin rash, and salivary gland swelling or tenderness. Less frequent adverse reactions include gastrointestinal bleeding, confusion, irregular heartbeat, numbness, tingling, pain or weakness in hands or feet, unusual tiredness, weakness or heaviness of legs, fever, and swelling of neck or throat. Thyroid adenoma, goiter, and myxedema are possible side effects.
Iodism or chronic iodine poisoning may occur during prolonged treatment or with the use of high doses. The symptoms of iodism include burning of mouth or throat, severe headache, metallic taste, soreness of teeth and gums, symptoms of head cold, irritation of the eyes with swelling of the eyelids, unusual increase in salivation, acneform skin lesions in the seborrheic areas, and rarely, severe skin eruptions. If symptoms of iodism appear, the drug should be withdrawn and the patient given appropriate supportive therapy.
Hypersensitivity to iodides may occur and may be manifested by angioedema, cutaneous and mucosal hemorrhage, and signs and symptoms resembling serum sickness, such as fever, arthralgia, lymph node enlargement, and eosinophilia.
Acute toxicity from potassium iodide is relatively rare. An occasional individual may show marked sensitivity and the onset of acute poisoning can occur immediately or hours after administration. Angioedema, laryngeal edema and cutaneous hemorrhages may occur.
Iodism or chronic iodine poisoning may occur during prolonged treatment or with the use of high doses. Symptoms of iodism typically disappear soon after discontinuation of the drug. Abundant fluid and salt intake aids in iodide elimination.
- Dosage and Administration
SSKI® (potassium iodide oral solution, USP) is supplied in 1 fluid ounce (30 ml) bottles (NDC 71740-112-30) with a calibrated dropper marked to deliver 0.3 ml (300 mg) and 0.6 ml (600 mg); and 8 fluid ounce (237 ml) bottles (NDC 71740-112-08). Inactive ingredient: Sodium thiosulfate as a preservative.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep tightly closed and protected from light.
For the 237mL bottle, dispense in tight, light-resistant containers with child-resistant closures. For the 30mL bottle, place the child-resistant cap back on the amber glass bottle after using the clear plastic dropper for dispensing.
Notice: When exposed to cold temperatures, crystallization may occur, but on warming and shaking, the crystals will redissolve. If the solution turns brownish-yellow in color, it should be discarded.
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- PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 30 mL Bottle Label
INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
potassium iodide solution
Product Information Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:71740-112 Route of Administration ORAL Active Ingredient/Active Moiety Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength Potassium Iodide (UNII: 1C4QK22F9J) (Iodide Ion - UNII:09G4I6V86Q) Potassium Iodide 1 g in 1 mL Inactive Ingredients Ingredient Name Strength sodium thiosulfate (UNII: HX1032V43M) Packaging # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date 1 NDC:71740-112-30 1 in 1 CARTON 11/13/2017 1 30 mL in 1 BOTTLE, WITH APPLICATOR; Type 0: Not a Combination Product 2 NDC:71740-112-08 1 in 1 CARTON 11/13/2017 2 237 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product Marketing Information Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER 11/13/2017 Labeler - Avondale Pharmaceuticals, LLC (080843532)