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?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 29 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.
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