Generic: prussian blue
An antidote - It is used to remove certain radioactive materials from the body after a radiation exposure
What may interact with this medicine?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?This medicine should be given only under the supervision of a physician after assessing your medical condition. It is only effective to treat contamination with radioactive cesium or thallium. This drug does not help eliminate other forms of radiation from the body.
You will have regular check- ups to determine the level of radiation in your body. The amount of radiation in your body will determine how long you have to take this medicine.
You will be given instructions to reduce the chance of exposing others to radiation. For example, some radiation gets into the urine and stool. A toilet should be used instead of a urinal, and it should be flushed several times after each use. Spilled urine or stool should be cleaned up completely. Wash your hands thoroughly and often. If body fluids soil clothing, wash the clothes separately.
DO NOT take Prussian blue artist's dye in an attempt to treat yourself. This dye is not designed to treat radioactive contamination and unlike medication, is not germ- free.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.