Generic Name : Phytomenadione (Vitamin K) Therapeutic Classification : Vitamins
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a haemostatic agent, prescribed for blood clotting and bone formation. It is also used as an antidote. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- Vitamin K deficiency due to drugs or malabsorption 10-40 mg/day. Over-anticoagulation Up to 5 mg. IV- Over-anticoagulation- 0.5-5 mg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Anaphylaxis, difficulty in breathing, cyanosis, pain, swelling, vein inflammation at the injection site, increased sweating, dizziness, low blood pressure, allergic reactions after SC and IM injection.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
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