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Can I take vitamin K2 (menachinon) with plavix (clopidogrel)? I have 3 stents in my heart.

Can I take vitamin K2 (menachinon) with plavix (clopidogrel)? I have 3 stents in my heart.

Yes: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet action inhibitor it will not be affected by Vitamin K which works as a factor in the coagulation system. The two are associated but not directly related to each other. ...Read more

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


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What vitamin supplements should one avoid when taking 75 mg plavix, two 81mg aspirin and 40mg crestor (rosuvastatin) daily?

What vitamin supplements should one avoid when taking 75 mg plavix, two 81mg aspirin and 40mg crestor (rosuvastatin) daily?

High dose E BUT...: Vitamins are by definition essential for health so I'm wary of any drug that makes it necessary to avoid vitamins. The only vit. That interacts with these is Vit E, which in high doses thins blood so may increase risk of bleeding with Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. However, this potential risk pales in comparison with the known hazards of combining Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. Please see http://bit. Ly/VHiLuH & my comment: ...Read more

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What are other names for vitamin k?

What are other names for vitamin k?

Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 in turn, consists of a number of related subtypes. Names for Vit K1 are: phylloquinone, phytomenadione or phytonadione. Vit K2 homologues are called menaquinones. Synthetic types of Vit K also exist (K3, K4, K5) ...Read more

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Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

No substantial proof: An article in the Journal of the A A of Dermatology (10/06) concluded: “the evidence that topical vitamin E alone improves the appearance of blemishes, scars is poor. It is also associated with a high incidence of contact dermatitis. The use of vitamin E should, therefore, be discouraged.” As for vitamin K, in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Derm. 04/04 most people found no change. ...Read more

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What amount vitamin K is in chloropyll?

What amount vitamin K is in chloropyll?

Depends: Leafy green vegetables are a good source of vit k. it depends on the source. ...Read more

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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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What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

Green leafy foods: Vitamin k is found in many foods, including some grains and fruits, but the major source is green leafy vegetables, with kale, collards, spinach, swiss chard and turnip greens having the highest concentrations. ...Read more

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Which is the safest way to administer vitamin k?

Orally: For an adult. It is safe to give im for a newborn. It can also be safe im (intramuscular) for an adult if there is a bleeding problem and a more rapid delivery is needed. Generally we get enough vit k from a well rounded diet. ...Read more

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Why do infants need vitamin k?

Why do infants need vitamin k?

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

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Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

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 more

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Fenugreek sprouts - how muck vitamin K?

Fenugreek sprouts - how muck vitamin K?

Like Spinach: I don't know the exact quantities of vitamin k in fenugreek sprouts, but the leaves are said to be as rich in vitamin k as spinach. Http://readanddigest. Com/fenugreek-methi-nutrition-facts-health-benefits/. ...Read more

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Why is vitamin K given at birth?

Why is vitamin K given at birth?

Bleeding issues: The human clotting mechanism is a balance of factors and co-factors. It takes about 8 days for the untreated kid to establish a competent system of clotting aided by gut bacteria that help us convert dietary vit k to a usable form. Before then there is a slight but real risk of intracranial hemorrhage or other bleeding brought on by the stresses of childbirth. The shot builds up clotting immediately. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K producted in the colon?

Yes: What a great question! Vitamin K is actually produced from bacterial flora in our large intestine and is an important component of blood clotting. Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! ...Read more

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Does salt water taffy have vitamin k?

No it does not: No it does not have vit k. ...Read more

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In what way does vitamin K effect warfarin?

In what way does vitamin K effect warfarin?

Inhibits warfarin: Vitamin k is important for certain blood clotting factors in the body, and warfarin interferes with the way the body uses vitamin k. If someone ingests a large amount of vitamin k while on warfarin, it interferes with how warfarin works, thus putting the person at an increased risk of developing a clot. Conversely, if you stop all vitamin k, warfarin works too well, increasing bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin K while taking metformin?

Can I take vitamin K while taking metformin?

Yes, you may: As long as you are not on Coumadin or warfarin, vitamin k is fine to take with metformin. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K recommended to give to newborns?

Yes: Vitamin k helps us clot out blood and dietary vitamin k requires the help of gut bacteria to become active and helpful. It is routinely given to newborns as a preventative measure, it helps prevent brain and other hemorrhages that may occur in a limited number of newborns. By several weeks of age, untreated babies have acquired enough gut bacteria to utilize their dietary k for this need. ...Read more

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Can I give a newborn in canada vitamin K orally?

Yes, but not best.: Although a parent can refuse vitamin k by injection (shot) for their newborn, the pediatric and family practice societies of both canada and the United States strongly recommend this approach, since studies have shown that it is the most effective way to protect a baby from hemorrhagic disease. If a shot is refused, then a series of three oral doses, given during the first 8 weeks, is recommended. ...Read more

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Can a person overdose on vitamin K when eating spinach?

Can a person overdose on vitamin K when eating spinach?

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

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What is the other name for vitamin K that is given to newborns?

Vit K: Vitamin K that is given to newborns are usually known by the same name Vitamin K ...Read more

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Why do people that don't ingest enough vitamin K have poor coagulation?

Vitamin K: Because Vitamin K is needed in the process of coagulation to help clot blood. Without enough the process can not occur normally. ...Read more

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Is horseradish high in vitamin k. There are contradictions on the internet?

Depends on part!: The reason for the contradiction is that the root (the part that is usually eaten) is not high in Vit K (only 2 mcg per 100 grams which is over 3 ounces) whereas the leaves contain 123 mcg per 100 grams- but I don't know anyone who eats horseradish leaves.
I advise those on Warfarin to take low doses of Vit K- see http://www. Lef. Org/magazine/2007/6/report_vitamink/Page-01 ...Read more

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Where should I buy vitamin K cream over the counter? What is it useful for?

Where should I buy vitamin K cream over the counter? What is it useful for?

It sounds like: You are buying it just to buy it...Maybe something you read? Vit k is needed for proper clotting and is not a supplement you need unless you have clotting issues and a hematologist has recommended it. Dark leafy greens contain vitamin k and it should be enough for your health. It is best to get our vitamins form foods first. Supplement for specific deficiencies. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume over 1000% RDA of Vitamin K from food daily? (Mostly leafy greens)

Totally safe: There is no known toxicity from high doses of Vitamin K from diet or supplemental K1 or K2, though one can get toxic from a synthetic form called K3.
in research studies doses of 45 mg/ay have been successfully used to treat osteoporosis with no reports of toxicity- that is 500 times the RDA for females!
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-K and http://tinyurl. Com/zk5taub ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods rich in vitamin k, or can you get vitamin K supplements?

Can you please guide me on foods rich in vitamin k, or can you get vitamin K supplements?

Green vegetables: Food rich in vitamin k are green leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, asparagus, etc). You can also find it among grains, eggs and yogurt. Supplements are over the counter and can also be taken if you wish. ...Read more

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Does vitamin K need to be taken with another vitamin to help it's absorbtion into the bloodstream?

Not really.: The major source of vitamin k is in your food: greens, broccoli, etc. No other foods are necessary! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?

Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?

Define natrural: Vitamin k is given to prevent neonatal bleeding in any form of delivery. Those who choose to deliver at home via u-tube video's or lay midwives in some states may not have access to this prescription injection medication. Oral preparations take days to begin working. Use of vitamin k is routine in all hospital based deliveries. ...Read more

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I have thrombocytosis. Can I continue to eat foods high in vitamin k? If so, will I be at risk for cva or mi?

I have thrombocytosis. Can I continue to eat foods high in vitamin k? If so, will I be at risk for cva or mi?

Yes: Vitamin k merely keeps your clotting factors normal. This is a whole different division from the platelet department, and in fact interfering with these doesn't protect about the problems that thrombocytosis may cause. Your physician can manage your thrombocythosis -- I'm guessing you have essential thrombocythemia -- often the best treatment is "do nothing." best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Phytonadione (Definition)

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


Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Plavix (Definition)

Plavix is a platelet inhibitor is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more