It is used for prevention and treatment of bleeding due to deficiency of clotting factors in the following situations: Dietary deficiency, Prolonged antimicrobial therapy, Obstructive jaundice or malabsorption syndromes, Liver disease. It is often given to newborn babies to promote growth and good health
Vitamin K is necessary for the post-translational modification of a number of clotting factors and other proteins. It helps the blood to clot normally in the body.
Take this drug as directed by the doctor. It may sometimes be prescribed with another medication to improve absorption. Do not stop taking the drug without talking to your doctor.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug
Do not take anticoagulants such as warfarin while you are on this drug unless told to do so by your doctor.
Vitamin K is safe for most people. Most people do not experience any side effects when taking in the recommended amount each day. Special precautions & warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: When taken in the recommended amount each day, vitamin K is considered safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women, but dont use higher amounts without the advice of your healthcare professional. Kidney disease: Too much vitamin K can be harmful if you are receiving dialysis treatments due to kidney disease. Liver disease: Vitamin K is not effective for treating clotting problems caused by severe liver disease. In fact, high doses of vitamin K can make clotting problems worse in these people.
Some antibiotics can either lower vitamin K levels in the body or interfere with the activity of warfarin (Coumadin). Check with your physician or pharmacist about whether you will need to adjust your vitamin K intake or warfarin (Coumadin) dose when you take antibiotics.
Avoid herbal products and dietary supplements that may affect vitamin K and warfarin (Coumadin) unless approved by a qualified health care provider.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Error & Success message
Error & Success message