What Are The Uses Of Vitamin K?
Vitamin Kplays pivotal role in the process of blood clot formation thus prevents excessive bleeding on injury or hemorrhage. It is a choice of drug in treatment of vitamin K-dependent clotting factors deficiency (VKCFD), a bleeding disorder.
Most common use of vitamin K is to stop bleeding and Osteoporosis (reduction in bone density/ softening of bone), bone loss caused by steroidsand Coumadin (a type of rodenticide) poisoning.
It is also used to counter overdose of warfarin and other anticoagulants.
What Are The Side Effects Of Vitamin K?
There are no severe side effects that have been observed till date. However, it may show some allergic reactions.
What Are The Contraindications Of Vitamin K?
Some drugs can interact with vitamin K. Some of these are aspirin, antibiotics, blood thinner drugs, cholesterol lowering drugs, anticancer drugs and drugs for seizures.
High dose is not advised for pregnant woman and breast feeding woman. It shouldnot be taken in conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, severe liver diseases, some cancers and seizures.