Drug Information Related to Radiation Emergencies
- Potassium Iodide ("KI") Information
Potassium Iodide (KI) is a safe and effective over-the-counter drug that blocks the uptake of radioactive iodine into the thyroid.
- Calcium-DTPA and Zinc-DTPA Information
Calcium-DTPA (Ca-DTPA) and Zinc-DTPA (Zn-DTPA) are safe and effective for the treatment of internal contamination with plutonium, americium, or curium to increase the rates of elimination of these substances from the body.
- Prussian Blue Information
Radiogardase, also known as Prussian blue, is safe and effective for the treatment of exposure to radiation contamination due to harmful levels of cesium-137 or thallium.