- To treat dogs and cats who have eaten rodent poison (coumarin-based compounds) or other drug-induced hypoprothrombinemia (ex. salicylates)
- To treat clotting disorders due to faulty formation of some blood factors
- Oral Vitamin K is used in follow-up therapy after the administration of Vitamin K1 injection and when hospitalization is no longer required
Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication.
Repeated large doses of vitamin K1 are not warranted in hepatic disease if the response to the initial therapy is unsatisfactory. Failure to respond to vitamin K1 may indicate that the condition being treated is inherently unresponsive to vitamin K1.
Protect from light at all times. Temporary resistance to prothrombin-depressing anticoagulants may result, especially when larger doses of phytonadione are used.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
For animal use only
keep out of reach of children and pets
This product has not been proven to be safe for use during pregnancy, but potential benefits to the mother and offspring usually outweigh any risks
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Dogs and Cats
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
Hypoprothrombinemia with hemorrhage -Administer orally at the rate of 2.5-5 mg/kg body weight 1 capsule for each 22 pounds of body weight for lower dosage or 1 capsule for each 11 pounds body weight for higher dosage daily as conditions require up to 3 weeks.
Frequency and amount of oral administration should be guided by regular determination of prothrombin time. The smallest effective dose should be sought to minimize the risk of adverse reaction.
Each capsule contains 25 mg or 50 mg of Phytonadione.