Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets 25 mg 50 ct

Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets 25 mg 50 ct
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Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets for oral administration possess the same type and degree of activity as does naturally occurring Vitamin K. The primary function of Vitamin K is to stimulate the production via the liver of active prothrombin from a precursor protein. The mechanism by which Vitamin K promotes formation of prothrombin at the molecular level has not been established.

WARNING:

It is recommended that Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets be used in follow-up therapy only after administration of Vitamin K1 Injection and hospitalization is no longer required. An immediate coagulant effect should not be expected after administration of phytonadione when administered orally. Phytonadione will not counteract the anticoagulant action of heparin. 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.

PRECAUTIONS:

Patient may develop temporary resistance to prothrombin-depressing anticoagulants, especially when given larger doses of phytonadione.

STORAGE:

Store at controlled room temperature; 15° C-30° C (59° F-86° F) and protect from light. Dispense in this container or another tight, light-resistant container.

Dosage for Dogs & Cats:

Acute hypoprothrombinemia (with hemorrhage) - Administer orally at the rate of 2.5 - 5.0 mg/kg body weight (1 chewable tablet per each 22 pounds of body weight for lower dosage or 1 chewable tablet per each 11 pounds for higher dosage) daily as conditions require up to three weeks. Frequency and amount of oral administration should be guided by regular determination of prothrombin time.

Regular determinations of prothrombin time response should be performed to guide in the initial and subsequent administration of Pala-Tech Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets. The dosage should be adjusted accordingly. The smallest effective dose should be sought to minimize the risk of adverse reactions.

Vitamin K 25 mg is for dogs and cats. Vitamin K 50 mg is for use in dogs only.

Administration:

Each tablet, Pala-Tech Vitamin K1 Chewable Tablets, may be given orally to dogs & cats as a treat, or crumbled over their food. If crumbled over food, consumption should be monitored.