Phytonadione, Vitamin K.
This medication is often known as vitamin K1, prescribed for coagulation disorders (bleeding problems) in patients with vitamin K deficiency (e.g.,anticoagulant-induced prothrombin deficiency, hypoprothrombinemia). It helps the liver to produce blood-clotting factors.
IV- Initial: The recommended dose is 2.5 mg-10 mg or up to 25 mg (rarely 50 mg)
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid large dose in newborns; otherwise it will cause severe anemia.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Severe life threatening allergic reactions, pain, swelling or tenderness at the injection site.
Miscellaneous: Dizziness, blue baby" who has a heart malformation, difficulty in breathing, sweating and low blood pressure.
Monitor prothrombin time (blood clotting time) regularly while taking this medication.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C), and in an airtight container.
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