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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Mephyton (Overview)

Mephyton is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

Yes: A vitamin k shot at birth is the only truly proven way to prevent hemorrhagic disease - a severe bleeding disorder - in the newborn period. While some european countries use oral vitamin k, studies have not conclusively shown this therapy is equivalent. Long-term safety appears to be excellent. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
121 doctors shared insights

Mephyton (Overview)

Mephyton is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

Clotting: Vitamin k function: • vitamin k is necessary for normal blood clotting and synthesis of proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidneys. Vitamin k sources: • vitamin k is found in spinach, lettuce, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, wheat bran, organ meats, cereals, some fruits, meats, dairy products, eggs. Wikipedia has very detailed information. ...Read more

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Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at a lower risk for having a heart attack because he clots poorly?

Is a person with vitamin K deficiency at a lower risk for having a heart attack because he clots poorly?

Almost . . .: I can see the logic in that question, since we often prescribe mild blood-thinners (e.g., aspirin) to prevent coronary clots. However, someone with a pronounced enough vit. K deficiency to prevent coagulation may begin spontaneously hemorrhaging elsewhere (particularly in the GI tract or the brain); and if the hemodynamic state in the body is disrupted, the heart may still become ischemic. ...Read more

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If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

YES: Intramuscular administration will generally assure reasonable distribution of the drug within a dependable period.The generous circulation in that area and the milking action of muscle contraction help with distribution. ...Read more

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I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?

I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?

NO!!!: Vitamin K is ESSENTIAL for good health and your baby could have bleeding problems if you are deficient. While lack of Vit K increases bleeding, taking Vit K does NOT increase risk of clots. See http://bit.ly/1nzsOh0 for more on K. You should be taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid). For more on MTHFR issues see http://tinyurl.com/ke838e7 & http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/10/mthfr.html ...Read more

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Is it safe to give newborns vitamin k?

Is it safe to give newborns vitamin k?

Yes: Vitamin k helps the newborn to gain the ability to have normal coagulation. This has been shown to significantly decrease the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage of the newborn. Because its a shot, many parents do not want to give it but the risk of not giving it can be significant. ...Read more

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How long after begin off Coumadin (warfarin) can I start back enjoying vitamin K foods and red wine?

Immediately for K...: The reason to avoid vit k on Coumadin (warfarin) is that it reduces the effectiveness of Coumadin (warfarin) (though i advise people eat consistent levels of food with k & adjust Coumadin (warfarin) dose accordingly) so you can eat k right away. Alcohol can thin the blood so one should limit to 2 glasses of wine/day while on it. Within 5 days of stopping (sooner if you eat k foods) Coumadin (warfarin) is out of your body so occ. More is ok. ...Read more

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Does vitamin K have any effect on spider veins?

No.: Vitamin k is a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for proper blood clotting. Spider veins are tiny dilated skin capillaries that are unsightly, and ranging in color from red to dark purple (depending on the flow rate and oxygenation of the blood within). Spider veins are not "broken" capillaries, just weakened (usually genetics, but aggravated by weight or pregnancy) vessels that look bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Phytonadione (Definition)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more