Vitamin k dosage

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Avatar f tn I have read of using a constant daily low dosage (100mcg) of vitamin K to resolve INR instability the theory being that the instability may be due to a vitamin K deficiency and the constant dosage gives a bias level for the coumadin to work against. Does anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?
Avatar m tn Vitamin K is an essential vitamin but too much can be toxic to the liver. Vitamin K2 has shown more benefits to the liver, particularly in the area of fibrosis, also known as MK7, you can read more about it on the life extention web site. I think the verdict is out on whether this is a good thing or not for liver patients, and especially while on tx the risks may outweigh the benfit..
Avatar f tn Just got an email from the np that said she had talked to the doctor and wants to put me on Vitamin k 10 mg daily. I gave her the pharmacy number and asked her to send me the lab results. Still waiting to hear back. Have any of you had to do this before? What is the Vitamin k used for? Thanks!
Avatar m tn Welcome! Congrats on the weight loss. That's quite a dosage of vitamin D! How long have you been taking the supplements? Have they helped? I'm currently taking 7000iu per day. My body wasn't absorbing enough and my levels kept dropping. Its such a frustrating deficiency. It take a long time for the body to get back to normal (Im going on 5 months now and the symptoms vary day to day). You should also try to add some vitamin k in.
Avatar f tn i just discovered i have been giving my 41 year old daughter twice the amount of NEUTRA-PHOS-K powder as prescribed.....(the mgram amount is not listed on the packets) the prescribed dosage is one packet twice daily and i have been giving her 2 packets twice daily for about 2 she in any danger if i just go back to the prescribed dosage right now ?...
Avatar f tn How do you feel about the vitamin K shot? Are you going to give it to your new born?
Avatar f tn I think those who are opposed to a vitamin K shot for baby should do more research. Vitamin K can prevent a bleeding disorder, not blood clotting. Vitamin K aids in the ability of blood to clot, which is why it is given to newborns as a preventative measure. A lactation consultant friend sent me a link to an article, which includes statistics, about this very debate. http://evidencebasedbirth.
Avatar m tn For those of us taking coumadin monitoring our PT/INR (coumadin levels in the vernacular) is literally a life-or-death matter. My Dad passed away a year ago this June because he had a series of strokes due to NOT monitoring his levels (poor bugger loved salad). Unfortunately I have recently discovered that some "heart healthy" foods are really not so good for us on coumadin. Specifically cooking oils both the pourable kind and the stuff in the spray cans.
Avatar n tn He prescribed me to take Vit D with dosage of 50 K (yes, 50,000) IU twice a week for eight weeks. Does anybody here have experience with taking high dose of Vit D? Will Vit D at this high dosage level cause any harm to liver? Many thanks!
Avatar m tn Would you please let me know the recommended daily dosage of Vitamin D? I read that FDA recommends 800 UI but I heard people take 10,000 UI daily and your body can create upto 25,000 UI a day due to sun exposure. Please advise.
Avatar f tn Tingly feet, legs and hands, unbalanced and lightheaded and have passed out a few times. Now, with my new bloodwork my Vitamin K is elevated at 1453. I have no idea what this means. Am I not processing vitamins correctly in my body because of the MTHFR gene mutation. My doctors don't seem to have an answer for me.
Avatar f tn I was reading yesterday that after the baby born the midwife will ask you if you agree to give him vitamin k . This is new for me ( FTM) ..of course if it is good for my son l will do it, just want to know if you have been through this ?
Avatar n tn I have heard that there is some problem mixing vitamin K with a blood thinner. I am taking 75 mg of plavix and cannot find anything about the vitamin K interaction. I need additional calcium, and the brand I am looking at taking would give me 40mcg of vitamin K. Is this safe or a problem? Where can I find how much vitamin K is in a serving of broccoli or spinich?
Avatar f tn What is K2? Vitamin K? or K as in Potassium? Anyway.. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANYONE MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU ARE NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. Telling someone to take Vitamin K or Potassium can be very dangerous for some people. Vit K makes the blood clot easier and should only be taken if patient has clotting difficulties and their Doctor tells them to. Potassium can cause heart dysrythmias if level gets high from taking too much. So your comment could cause serious effects.
417564 tn?1287982827 It seems very common to get a cold/flu while detoxing/withdrawing - could this be because of the vitamin deficiency our bodies suffer from? Incorporating a strong vitamin program in with your detox helps to offset some of the more painful effects. It is in anyones best interest to research the Thomas recipe, and I believe it is Avisg journal that gives great info on proper dosage. (I need to check & make sure I am giving credit when it is due!
Avatar f tn I am still on the course of find the right medicin and dosage for me. I started taking 1000 iu of Vitamin d3 but so far that hasn't helped. Is there any OTC meds I can take for this pain?
Avatar f tn What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin D supplement for a woman in her 80s?
Avatar m tn I have to wonder how right you are about this. I've been getting odd symptoms and driving at night as become more difficult due to me having a hard time seeing. I've always experienced some difficulty at night but this time, it seemed worse. I did get a bottle of Vitamin A but the dosage on each vitamin is extremely high so I'd rather test to see if I truly am deficient or not before I take it, and even if I do, it'll not be as frequent.
Avatar m tn Well if it has iron, Vitamin A and K in it you might not be doing yourself any big favors as A&K are stored in the liver and you dont need extra and iron helps the virus to replicate so you really dont want to take that.
Avatar m tn I believe the correct (workable) way to take Warfarin is to find the dose level that keeps your INR in the desired range (usually 2 to 3) when you eat "normally".. just don't change your diet in any way that strongly affects you consumption of Vitamin K. Most foods do not contribute much "K", so keep it normal on those tht do, such a green leafy vegetables. I see no relationship between Warfarin and you leg problem.. are you on other medications?
Avatar f tn The only thing you have to worry about is not taking Vitamin K especially because it causes blood clotting while on aggrenox. The other natural blood thinners include vitamin E, garlic, onions, and vitamin C because they also thin blood. That's why doctors tell you not to take these vitamins before an operation. My mother had a stroke about 5 months ago and we are considering opening the blood thinning aggrenox capsules and giving her half the dosages with applesause.
Avatar f tn If you are afraid of not having enough, you can explore taking vitamin K supplements yourself. Vitamins are better absorbed through food though, for Vit K try eating salads, broccoli, and cauliflower. There may be more, but those are the ones that come to mind off of the top of my head. There is evidence that cutting the cord too soon leads to more problems, such as bleeding on the brain and in the lungs than babies not given the vitamin K shot.