Which medications in the drug class Vitamins, Fat-soluble are used in the treatment of Vitamin Toxicity?

Updated: Dec 26, 2017
  • Author: Mark Rosenbloom, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Vitamins, Fat-soluble

In cases of vitamin E toxicity, vitamin K replacement through the oral or subcutaneous route should reduce an elevated prothrombin time (PT) and decrease the risk of bleeding in patients who are taking anticoagulants or who have vitamin K deficiency.

Vitamin K, phytonadione (MEPHYTON, K100)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin absorbed by the gut and stored in the liver. It is necessary for the function of clotting factors in the coagulation cascade and is used to replace an essential vitamin not obtained in sufficient quantities in the diet or to further supplement levels.


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