Vitamin K (phytonadione) for blood clotting

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Your child needs to take the medicine called vitamin K (say: VYE-ta-men KAY), or phytonadione (say: fye-toe-na-DYE-own). This information sheet explains what vitamin K (phytonadione) does, how to give it and what side effects your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about vitamin k (phytonadione) and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about vitamin k (phytonadione), speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: February 21st 2017