A 44-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to take phytomenadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes but only under the direction of a doctor and usually for very specific medical problems only.
Answered on May 3, 2011
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Uncertain: Phytonadione has been assigned to pregnancy category c drug by the fda. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Phytonadione is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Phytonadione is excreted into human milk when given in pharmacological doses. The effects on the nursing infant are unreported. Use with caution.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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