Vitamin K Pharmacology
Distribution: Concentrates in liver in a very short time.
Metabolism: Rapidly metabolized by liver.
Excretion: Excreted through faeces.
I.V., I.M., S.C.: 1 to 2 hours
5. Convulsive movements
8. Rapid and weak pulse
17. Anaphylactic reactions
2. Hypoprothrombinemia due to Vitamin K malabsorption or drug therapy or excess vitamin A
3. Hypoprothrombinemia due to oral anticoagulants
4. Hypoprothrombinemia due to vitamin K deficiency due to long term parenteral nutrition
5. Hemorrhagic disease in neonates
6. Uterine bleeding
8. Post partum bleeding
12. Obstructive jaundice
Mineral oil: May decrease Gl absorption of vitamin K.
Hypoprothrombinemia due to Vitamin K malabsorption or drug therapy or excess vitamin A: 2 to 25mg orally or parenterally. Increases the dosage up to 50mg if required.
Children: 5 to 10mg
Hypoprothrombinemia due to oral anticoagulants:2.5 to 10mg orally, subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Repeated if required.
For emergency management: 10 to 50mg as slow I.V; rate not more than 1mg/minute. Repeated four times daily or three times daily if required.
Hypoprothrombinemia due to vitamin K deficiency due to long term parenteral nutrition: 5 to 10mg; intramuscularly weekly.
Children: 2 to 5mg
Hemorrhagic disease in neonates: 500mcg to 1000mcg S.C. or I.M. immediately after birth. Repeated in two to three weeks if needed.
Home Delivery for Vitamin K in Your City
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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for vitamin k and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for vitamin k may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.
Please be aware that you should take vitamin k only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for vitamin k before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for vitamin k with the pharmacy.
Vitamin K is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for vitamin k might be better known than vitamin k itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have vitamin k in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for vitamin k.