Generic: prussian blue
An antidote - It is used to remove certain radioactive materials from the body after a radiation exposure
What is this medicine?INSOLUBLE PRUSSIAN BLUE (in SOL yuh buhl PRUHSH uhn bloo) is used to remove certain radioactive materials from the body after a radiation exposure. It will speed up the removal of cesium and thallium from the body, but it may not prevent all the problems associated with radiation exposure.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with food. If you cannot swallow the capsules, they may be opened and the contents mixed with bland food or liquid. This may cause blue discoloration of the mouth and teeth. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Take all of your medicine as directed even if you think you are better.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.