Medication Safety Issues
Potassium iodide products, including saturated solution of potassium iodide (SSKI) may be confused with potassium iodide and iodine (Strong Iodide Solution or Lugol's solution)
Other safety concerns:
Dosage volume: Dosing errors have been reported during the prescribing, dispensing, and administration of potassium iodide-containing solutions (eg, Lugol's, SSKI). Errors have occurred when mL doses were administered, when only drops were indicated for the dose. Carefully review dosage and administration information; appropriate oral dosage is most commonly expressed as drops to provide doses less than 1 mL. Dispensing unit doses is also highly recommended; pharmacists should never dispense quantities that could be lethal if consumed as a single dose. (ISMP 2011).