- What is vitamin k-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for vitamin k-injection?
- Is vitamin k-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for vitamin k-injection?
- What are the side effects of vitamin k-injection?
- What is the dosage for vitamin k-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with vitamin k-injection?
- Is vitamin k-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about vitamin k-injection?
What is vitamin k-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Phytonadione is a synthetic form of vitamin K that is chemically identically to the naturally occurring vitamin K. Vitamin K is found in many foods from both plant and animal sources. Common sources of vitamin K include green leafy vegetables such as
- Brussels sprouts,
- collard greens,
- lettuce, and
Vitamin K plays a crucial role in blood coagulation and the formation of blood clots. Vitamin K is necessary for the production of clotting factors in the liver including active prothrombin (factory II), proconvertin (factor VII), plasma thromboplastin component (factor IX), and Stuart factor (factor X). The FDA approved phytonadione 1940.
What brand names are available for vitamin k-injection?
Is vitamin k-injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for vitamin k-injection?
What are the side effects of vitamin k-injection?
Serious hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylactoid reactions and death have been reported with use of injectable phytonadione. The majority of these cases were associated with use of intravenous phytonadione.
Other side effects reported with use of injectable phytonadione include:
- injection site pain or discomfort,
- taste disturbances,
- rapid or weak pulse,
- profuse sweating,
- low blood pressure (hypotension),
- shortness of breath, and
Hyperbilirubinemia (high levels of bilirubin in the blood), a byproduct of red blood cell breakdown, has been reported in newborns following administration of injectable phytonadione.
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