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What is the trade name of the tablets that contain vitamin k?

Mephyton (phytonadione) tablet. Mephyton (phytonadione) 5 mg tablet. Should be used under physician direction. (prescription drug). Read more...

Is vitamin K better for your bones than calcium? If so, which foods contain it?

Common sense. Despite "pop" claims, the last big study of vitamin k to prevent osteoporosis / osteomalacia was (as i'd expected) a miserable failure. Calcium supplements, though government-recommended, are less helpful nowadays than just being sure you have enough vitamin d. You'd do well to eat sensibly, stay physically fit, and recognize that internet stuff on "nutritional supplements" is mostly subscience. Read more...

Why does antiphospholipid syndrome cause shortness of breath, & why does eating leafy greens that contain vitamin K amplify the shortness of breath?

Antiphospholipid. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is common in aps & pulmonary embolism, a common cause of shortness of breath (sob) is seen in 1/3 of aps patients w/ dvt. Pulmonary arterial thrombosis +/- thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension is common in aps & leads to sob. Classically treated with a vit-k antagonist anti-coagulant. Vit k can counter effect of this medication. Read more...

Can u please advice me which foods contain vitamin K [for bone health], secondly, which foods are high in vit d if I can't take dairy or much fish? Thanku

Vit K from greens & One can get good amounts of vit k from dark leafy greens, esp. Kale, collards, spinach, beet, dandelion, turnip & mustard greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, scallions, lettuce, spinach, asparagus etc. Outside of fish it is difficult to get adequate vit d from food- we need about 4000-8000 units/day for optimal levels.This is best from sun mid april- mid oct., in winter months i advise supplements! Read more...

My 93 year old mother who is due to start warfarin takes a multivitamin and mineral tablet containing vitamin k. Should she stop the multivitamin?

Most likely-Yes. Certainly, all the meds, including vitamins and over the counter need to be discussed with her warfarin/coumadin coordinator. Vit k, especially, which is a reversal agent used when the Coumadin "levels" are too high, will definitively interact with the Coumadin and make it difficult to manage properly. As stated, discuss with the treating provider for continuity of care. Best wishes. Read more...
Yes. Vit k containing vitamins should not be taken with coumadin--- which, is not an innocuous medication for a 93 year old patient. Make sure the risk of bleeding and Coumadin (warfarin) related complications is outweighed by the condition being treated.. Read more...