Phytonadione (Injection Route)

Name: Phytonadione (Injection Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Aquamephyton

Descriptions

Phytonadione injection is used to treat bleeding or blood clotting problems caused by vitamin K deficiency, certain medicines (eg, warfarin), or medical conditions (obstructive jaundice, ulcerative colitis). Phytonadione is a man-made form of vitamin K, which occurs naturally in the body. It treats and prevents low levels of blood clotting factors needed to help your blood to thicken and stop bleeding normally.

This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Emulsion
  • Solution

Pediatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of phytonadione injection in neonates. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children 6 months to 17 years of age.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Warfarin

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

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