What should I know about vitamin K1 aqueous colloidal solution injections?

Before receiving an injection of an aqueous colloidal solution of vitamin K1, you should know that:
  • Intramuscular and intravenous injections of vitamin K1 have been associated with deaths, caused when a rapid buildup of vitamin K1 in the body leads to cardiac or respiratory failure. 
  • Because of the risk of death, aqueous colloidal solution of vitamin K1 should be administered only in an emergency situation where other delivery mechanisms are not possible.
  • Some vitamin K1 solutions may contain toxic quantities of aluminum.
  • While vitamin K1 injections can be given to newborns, solutions containing benzyl alcohol can be dangerous for them.