What is IOSAT?


IOSAT is used to thin mucus and relieve congestion in the chest and throat. This medicine is used in people who have breathing problems such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema due to thick mucus.

IOSAT is used to prevent radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid in a radiation emergency. For this purpose, the drug is usually only taken once or twice.

IOSAT may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication conductor.


Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you take other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use IOSAT if you are allergic to iodide or iodine.

Thyroid nodules and heart problems;

Dermatitis herpetiformis (Duhring disease, the itchy rash common in celiac disease); or

Inflammation of small blood vessels (hypocomplementemia urticarial vasculitis, or HUV) can cause hives flares, itching, burning, and painful skin ulcers.

IOSAT is only for children in a radiation emergency. Do not give IOSAT to children without medical advice.

Using IOSAT during pregnancy can cause thyroid problems in both mother and baby. However, the benefits of taking this drug to protect the thyroid from nuclear radiation far outweigh any risk of damage to the thyroid.

Any pregnant or breastfeeding woman or infant taking IOSAT should have their thyroid function checked after using this medicine. Seek medical sight as soon as possible.

If you are breastfeeding, tell your doctor if you notice a rash, muscle weakness, yellowing skin, trouble breathing, trouble feeding, or unusual crying in your nursing baby.

How should I take IOSAT?

Follow all rules on the prescription label and read any medication guides or inserts. Use the medication exactly as directed.

If IOSAT upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk.

Measure liquid medication using the measuring device provided (not a kitchen spoon). Mix liquid with water, juice, or milk before taking.

To thin mucus in the chest and throat, iOSAT is usually taken 3 to 4 times a day. Follow your doctor’s dosage instructions very carefully. Use this medicine only when needed for best results.

For thyroid protection after nuclear radiation exposure, take medication as soon as instructed by a public official. If you are told to take a second dose, wait at least 24 hours after taking the first dose. Only use the dose that a public official tells you to. Taking more of this drug will not make it work better or faster, and may increase your risk of side effects.

Follow all directions when giving this medicine to a child in a nuclear emergency. Dosing is based on the weight of children and adolescents.

This medicine can move the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using IOSAT.

Store at room temperature and dry, away from moisture, heat, and light.

IOSAT liquid may crystallize if cooled. To remove crystals, shake the liquid or allow it to come to room temperature. Do not use it if the liquid turns brown or yellow. Call your pharmacist to buy a potassium iodide.

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