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Generic Name: phytonadione

Brand Names: Konakion, Aquamephyton, Mephyton

There is an FDA Alert for this drug. Click here to view it.

    IV and IM Administration
  • Severe hypersensitivity reactions, including fatal anaphlaxis, have occurred during and immediately after IV or IM injection of phytonadione injection.
  • Such severe reactions have occurred despite employing measures to prevent hypersensitivity reactions, including dilution of the injection and administration by slow infusion.
  • These severe reactions are consistent with hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis, including shock and cardiac and/or respiratory arrest and have occurred after initial administration.
  • Restrict IV and IM administration to those situations where sub-Q administration is not feasible and the serious risk associated with IV or IM administration is considered justified.

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