Case Study: Prussian Blue

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Prussian blue is used to treat thallium and radiocesium poisoning by combining the two in the intestines and stops them from being re-absorbed into the body.


Prussian blue treats patients with thallium or radiocesium poisoning by binding the two isotopes in the gastrointestinal tract and the combination removes the poison from the body through the patient’s stools. With the removal of thallium or radiocesium through the stool, the harm to the patient’s tissues and organs remain reduced with this medication. Administered orally to stimulate the excretion of cesium or thallium, this medication is only available by prescription.

Cesium is a natural metal element while Cesium-137 is a radioactive form used in an assortment of devices as a source to treat particular cancers. Thallium found in many minerals, remains
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Your healthcare professional will need to give you other medications to treat any difficulties that occur as a result of radiation exposure.

Conditions treated:
• Radioactive cesium or thallium
• Non-radioactive thallium

Type of medicine:

Brand name: Radiogardase, Antidotum Thallii-Heyl

Generic name: Prussian blue

Other names: Paris blue, Prussian blue insoluble, Berlin blue, Ferric ferrocyanide, Ferric hexacyanoferrate ll / lll, Iron blue, Ferrocin, Fe4 [Fe (Cn6)] 3

Side effects:

Some side effects may not need medical attention as they may disappear during the course of the treatment as the patient’s body adjusts to the medication. Ordinarily, this medication may create dark or blue stools which do not require the need for medical assistance. Always check with your physician if certain side effects continue on a regular basis or you may contact the FDA.

More common:
• Decreased urine
• Muscle cramps
• Dry mouth
• Tiredness or weakness
• Numbness in extremities
• Convulsions
• Loss of

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