AquaMEPHYTON; Konakion; Mephyton
- Very bad and sometimes deadly effects have happened when this drug was given and right after it has been given. These effects looked like allergic reactions with very bad heart or breathing problems. Some people have had these effects after getting this drug for the first time. Most of the time, these effects have happened after the shot was given in a vein. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to replace low vitamin K.
- It is used to undo the effects of certain blood thinners like warfarin.
- It is used to treat or prevent bleeding.
- It is often given to newborn babies.
- If you have an allergy to phytonadione (vitamin k) or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
For all uses of this drug:
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
For undoing the effects of a blood thinner:
- People are treated with drugs to thin the blood when they have health problems that raise the chance of blood clots. This drug is used to undo the effects of a blood thinner. The chance of blood clots may be raised after using this drug. Follow what the doctor has told you about preventing blood clots after use of this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- A fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Shortness of breath.
- Sweating a lot.
- Change in color of skin to a bluish color like on the lips, nail beds, fingers, or toes.
- Pain where the shot was given.
- Irritation or swelling where the shot was given.
- Change in taste.
- Take with or without food.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle, vein, or into the fatty part of the skin.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
- Store in the original container at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.