IOSAT (Potassium iodide tablet, USP) is a thyroid blocking medicine that is used in a nuclear radiation emergency only. Tablets can be crushed and mixed in many liquids. 14 Tablets There are 14 tablets in each package of iOSAT TM , which will protect one adult for two weeks. Anyone remaining in a contaminated area for more than two weeks should consider the use of additional iOSAT TM tablets as directed by Public Health Officials. New FDA guidelines call for the daily administration of one iOSAT tablet (130 mg. of potassium iodide (KI)) for adults and children over 18 years old who weigh more that 150 pounds. Children from age 3 to 18 years old who weigh less than 150 pounds should take 1/2 tablet. Children from age one month to 3 years should take 1/4 tablet. And infants less than one month old should take 1/4 tablet. If necessary, children too young to take solid food or unable to swallow a tablet can take iOSAT TM dissolved in a liquid (such as chocolate milk) or in a soft food such as applesauce.iOSAT TM Tablets are FDA approved for seven years and should be stored unopened in a dry environment at room temperature. Each iOSAT TM Tablet provides 24 hours of protection. Anbex was formed shortly after the Three Mile Island accident in 1979. The company received its NDA (the FDA approval to sell the product) in 1982 after FDA review of the product and its manufacturing process. The iOSAT TM package comes with a Patient Product Inserted along with the tablets in a sealed package. This was designed so that the instructions would not become separated from the product in times of an emergency. Meets all FDA requirements for potassium iodide as a radiation protective, and is labeled and packaged in accordance with US government guidelines. Has demonstrated all quality controls and passed all FDA requirements for purity, quality, safety, efficacy. Comes full strength (130 mg of potassium iodide per tablet) in accordance with FDA demands for complete thyroid blocking.
Considering my geographic location in the Mid-Atlantic region where there are several nuclear reactors and what is happening in Japan with the Fuchushima reactor, I thought that these tablets should have a place in our disaster plan. They shipped to us fast and glad to have them on hand. You may want to consider the same, more especially those of you on the west coast.
I like the professional way these ioSAT brand Potassium Iodide tablets are packaged. Each packet has 14 tablets, which equals 14 adult daily doses. Each tablet is individually foil-wrapped in a packet. This is great for keeping track of how many you've taken. I have one packet for each member of the family, and if an emergency arises, it will be easy to keep track of who took his/her supplement.I thought I'd post some basic information on Potassium Iodide as an emergency suppl..
Package arrived with tablets. Hard to know how well they work--I'll update this review if I survive a future nuclear attack. If there's a nuclear attack in Colorado and I don't update this review, assume the rating changes to zero.