Phytomenadione is used to prevent or treat excess bleeding. It is a form of vitamin K. Vitamin K is used by your body to help your blood to clot.
Take phytomenadione as directed.
You will be given the liquid from the injection to swallow by mouth. The tablets are not available in New Zealand.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
Phytomenadione is unlikely to cause any side effects. If you notice any symptoms you are concerned about, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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