vitamin k1 injection
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a cluster of newborns in Tennessee with late vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB). VKDB is a serious, but preventable bleeding disorder that can cause bleeding in the brain. In each"...
Transient "flushing sensations" and "peculiar" sensations of taste have been observed, as well as rare instances of dizziness, rapid and weak pulse, profuse sweating, brief hypotension, dyspnea, and cyanosis.
Pain, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site may occur.
The possibility of allergic sensitivity including an anaphylactoid reaction, should be kept in mind.
Infrequently, usually after repeated injection, erythematous, indurated, pruritic plaques have occurred; rarely, these have progressed to scleroderma-like lesions that have persisted for long periods. In other cases, these lesions have resembled erythema perstans.
Hyperbilirubinemia has been observed in the newborn following administration of phytonadione. This has occurred rarely and primarily with doses above those recommended. (See PRECAUTIONS, Pediatric Use.)
Read the Vitamin K1 (aqueous colloidal solution of vitamin k1) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Temporary resistance to prothrombin-depressing anticoagulants may result, especially when larger doses of phytonadione are used. If relatively large doses have been employed, it may be necessary when reinstituting anticoagulant therapy to use somewhat larger doses of the prothrombin- depressing anticoagulant, or to use one which acts on a different principle, such as heparin sodium.
Read the Vitamin K1 Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/7/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Vitamin K1 Information
- Vitamin K1 Drug Interactions Center: vitamin k inj
- Vitamin K1 Side Effects Center
- Vitamin K1 Overview including Precautions
- Vitamin K1 FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Vitamin K1 - User Reviews
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