Phytonadione
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Phytonadione?

(fye toe na DYE one)

• This medicine is routinely given to newborn babies.

• This medicine is used to promote proper growth and good health.

• This medicine is used to replace low vitamin K stores.

• Vitamin K may be a dietary supplement that is necessary in patients who have a difficulty absorbing fat-soluble vitamins.

• This medicine is used to prevent and treat bleeding.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Short-term discomfort after use.

• Belly pain.

• Abnormal taste. This is usually reversible.

• Flushing. Wearing layers of clothes or summer clothes and cool environment may help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough;...

 
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