Prussian blue (By mouth)
Treats cesium or thallium poisoning.
Antidote, Pigmentation Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Prussian blue is used to treat radioactive cesium or thallium, or non-radioactive thallium poisoning. It works by combining with thallium and cesium in the intestines. The combination is then removed from the body through the stools. By removing the thallium or radiocesium, the medicine lessens damage to your body’s organs and tissues.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
If you cannot swallow the capsules, you may open them and mix the contents with bland food or liquids.
Keep using this medicine for the full time of treatment, even if you feel better after a few days.
Follow your doctor’s instructions on proper handwashing, toilet use, and handling of clothing and other items that may come in contact with body fluids.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is generally considered safe for most people. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns.
This medicine may cause low potassium levels.
Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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