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How many mg is vitamin K injection?

How many mg is vitamin K injection?

Adults and teenagers—The usual dose is 5 to 15 mg, injected into a muscle or under the skin, one or two times a day. Children—The usual dose is 5 to 10 mg, injected into a muscle or under the skin, one or two times a day.

Is vitamin K harmful?

Can vitamin K be harmful? Vitamin K has not been shown to cause any harm. However, it can interact with some medications, particularly warfarin (Coumadin®)—see the information below.

What are the symptoms of low vitamin K?

The main symptom of vitamin K deficiency is bleeding (hemorrhage)—into the skin (causing bruises), from the nose, from a wound, in the stomach, or in the intestine. Sometimes bleeding in the stomach causes vomiting with blood. Blood may be seen in the urine or stool, or stools may be tarry black.

What are the benefits of vitamin K?

Health benefits and sources of vitamin K. Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels. The body needs vitamin K to produce prothrombin, a protein and clotting factor that is important in blood clotting and bone metabolism.

What is vitamin K side effects?

Side Effects

  • Decreased appetite.
  • decreased movement or activity.
  • difficulty in breathing.
  • enlarged liver.
  • general body swelling.
  • muscle stiffness.
  • paleness.
  • yellow eyes or skin.

Where do you inject vitamin K in newborns?

The most reliable way to give babies vitamin K is by one injection into the muscle in the leg (intramuscular injection). One injection just after birth will protect your baby for many months. It is possible to give babies vitamin K by mouth (orally).

How long does vitamin K injection take to work?

Vitamin K (phytonadione) starts working in six to 10 hours and reaches maximum effect in 24 to 48 hours (one to two days).