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A 74-year-old male asked:

Is it reckless to administer vitamin k by iv if it can be given s/c or im? why?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option.
Last updated Aug 14, 2014

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