What is the role of vitamin K in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In patients with clinically significant bleeding, vitamin K can be used to reverse the anticoagulant effect of vitamin K antagonists (VKA). Vitamin K can be given orally or intravenously. The parenteral route has a more rapid onset; however, it is associated with a slightly increased risk of allergic reaction.


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