Radiation Emergencies

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.

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