What is phytomenadione?

Phytomenadione is a name for vitamin K1.

Phytomenadione is the generic name found in European countries. In particular, it is the approved name in Great Britain and France.

In the United States, phytomenadione is known as phytonadione or K1. Brand names in the United States include Mephyton.

Phytomenadione is a tablet taken by mouth but can also be administered by injection in a liquid form.

Phytomenadione is used to treat and prevent both blood clotting issues and vitamin K deficiency.

It may also prevent osteoporosis, although the evidence on this is unclear.

Phytomenadione is vitamin K in its natural form, as found in green leafy vegetables.

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