Phytonadione is a man-made form of vitamin K. Phytonadione is important in the production of substances that cause the blood to clot.
Phytonadione is used to treat vitamin K deficiency and to treat certain bleeding or blood clotting problems.
Phytonadione may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.How should I take Aquamephyton (Phytonadione)?
Take phytonadione exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each oral dose with a full glass of water.
Injectable forms of phytonadione are usually administered by a healthcare professional. If you are injecting phytonadione at home, your doctor or nurse will give you detailed instructions regarding preparation, administration, and storage of the medication.
Do not take more phytonadione than is prescribed.
It is important to take phytonadione regularly to get the most benefit.
Your doctor may want you to have blood tests or other medical evaluations during treatment with phytonadione to monitor progress and side effects.
Store phytonadione at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Protect phytonadione from light, as light decreases the effectiveness of the medication.
Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects from phytonadione such as:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
fast or irregular heartbeats; or
Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use phytonadione and talk to your doctor if you experience
flushing of the face;
an unusual taste in the mouth; or
pain or irritation at the injection site (injectable form).
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that is unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Before taking phytonadione, tell your doctor about all other medicines you are taking, especially any of the following:
cholestyramine (Questran, Prevalite);
a salicylate such as aspirin (Acuprin, Ecotrin, Ascriptin, Bayer, others); choline salicylate and/or magnesium salicylate (Magan, Doan’s, Bayer Select Backache Pain Formula, Mobidin, Arthropan, Trilisate, Tricosal), or salsalate (Disalcid);
a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, others), ketoprofen (Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail), naproxen (Naprosyn, Anaprox, Aleve), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), nabumetone (Relafen), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), etodolac (Lodine), fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), sulindac (Clinoril), or tolmetin (Tolectin); or
You may not be able to take phytonadione, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Medications other than those listed here may also interact with phytonadione. Tell your doctor about all other prescription and over-the-counter medicines that you take, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.What should I avoid while taking Aquamephyton (Phytonadione)?
Tell your doctor and dentist that you are taking phytonadione before having any type of surgery.
Tell your doctor and dentist that you are taking phytonadione before having any type of surgery.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Aquamephyton (Phytonadione)?
Phytonadione may affect other medical conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor before taking phytonadione if you have other health problems or conditions, or if you take other medications.
Phytonadione is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether phytonadione will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do no not take phytonadione without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether phytonadione passes into breast milk and if it will affect a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about phytonadione written for health professionals that you may read.What does my medication look like?
Phytonadione is available with a prescription under the brand names Mephyton and Aquamephyton in oral tablet and injectable formulations. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.
Mephyton 5 mg–yellow, round tablets
Aquamephyton 1 mg/0.5 mL–yellow liquid for injection
Aquamephyton 10 mg/1 mL–yellow liquid for injection
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.