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Vitamin K Overdose Drugs
Vitamin K overdose: There is no toxicity risk from eating vitamin k-rich foods. Vitamin supplements containing vitamin k1 and vitamin k2 are also safe even in high amounts when taken orally. However, vitamin k3, also known as menadione, can be cause cell damage that leads to liver toxicity, hemolytic anemia, and jaundice. There is no good information on treatment of vitamin k overdose. ...Read more
No: Vitamin k is a fat-soluble vitamin used by the body to help with blood clotting. Spinach is rich in vitamin k, with a cup of raw spinach containing about 145 micrograms (0.145 mg). Daily doses of vitamin k as high as 135 mg (equivalent to 930 cups of raw spinach!) have not been shown to affect clotting. ...Read more
Can I apply vitamin K and vitamin C directly on my skin ( vitamins from the drug store like liquid vitamins )?
Not advisable: not advisable, you may take them by mouth. The best vitamins are not in pills or syrup, they are in fresh leafy vegetable and fruits ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
Helps blood clot: Vit K is necessary in the cascade for clotting. Infants dis not have enough Vit K in the old days and would present with fatal hemorrhaging at 7-8 days-called Hemmorhagic Disease of the Newborn. Fortunately this is rarely seen today. There is tremendous benefit at birth where the recommendation is for an injection of 1 mg right after birth. ...Read more
Improves clotting: A long time ago before we gave injections at birth of vit k, infants would have episodes of bleeding called hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. There were many fatalities. Since vit k is not present in sufficient quantities in breast & bottled milk, it is given to all infants at birth to improve clotting factors to prevent hemorrhaging. ...Read more
Bleeding: Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new babies receive a dose of vitamin k. Humans get most of their vitamin k from bacteria in their intestines although it also comes from some foods. ...Read more
Proper clotting: Vitamin k is required for the proper function of our clotting system. Failure to give newborns vitamin K ,makes them at risk of spontaneous hemorrhage. The most worrisome would be into the brain (birth trauma) or with any surgical procedure. A single IM dose can protect baby until their body can generate the needed K from their diet.Gut germs convert the dietary K to an active form. ...Read more
Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in it, though. If you're on Coumadin (warfarin) or another blood thinning medication, your doctor will want to keep your bleeding time stable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly effective: Vitamin k is slightly effective in improving under-eye circles. The effectiveness of vitamin k can be enhanced by adding vitamin a (retinol). It is also helpful in reducing the intensity and duration of bruises and helps to speed up swelling and skin healing post surgery. Vitamin k can also be used to topically treat rosacea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer