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Vitamin K1 is also known as phytonadione. It is used in the treatment of warfarin overdose or toxicity. Warfarin is a medication used to help prevent blood clots and is considered an anticoagulant. If too much warfarin is ingested, your pet can be susceptible to bleeding easier, and your pet may have a detrimental loss of blood. Vitamin K reverses the effects of warfarin and make the blood clot easier. If given by mouth, vitamin may not have a full effect until 6 to 12 hours later.
It make take several weeks for the warfarin to be eliminated from the body. It is important to continue vitamin K treatment until your veterinarian tells you otherwise. Administration with foods high in fat content is important for absorption.
Vitamin K1 is well-tolerated and relatively non-toxic. Adverse reactions are commonly seen with using IV administration. Administration into the muscle may cause slight bleeding from the injection site.
If you miss giving your pet a dose, give it to him as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue on your normal schedule.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets for Pets by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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