Last Updated 02 Apr 2013
Konakion (Kon-ak-ee-on) is a medicine which is used in vitamin K deficiency. Konakion contains phytomenadione. It is supplied by Roche Products Limited.
The information in this Medicine Guide for Konakion varies according to the condition being treated and the particular preparation used.
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Konakion is a type of vitamin K. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting. People who do not have enough vitamin K are at increased risk of excessive bleeding. People who have taken too much of their coumarin anticoagulant medication such as warfarin, are also at increased risk of excessive bleeding. Konakion is given to treat or prevent excessive bleeding in people who do not have enough vitamin K or who have taken too much coumarin anticoagulant medication.
The person in charge of your care will make the decision about when you should stop this medicine. If you experience any problems while having this medicine, talk to someone who is involved in your medical care.
If you have any questions about this medicine, talk to someone who is involved in your medical care.
As Konakion will be given to you as an injection, it will usually be stored by the medical team.
Konakion is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.
While you are being treated with Konakion you will be continuously assessed and monitored by a member of the medical team.
Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine's effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.
Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.
Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, tell the person looking after you immediately.
The decision to use medicines that interact depends on your specific circumstances. Your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, if it is believed that the benefits of taking the medicines together outweigh the risks. In such cases, it may be necessary to alter your dose or monitor you more closely.
Tell your prescriber the names of all the medicines that you are taking so that they can consider all possible interactions. This includes all the medicines which have been prescribed by your GP, hospital doctor, dentist, nurse, health visitor, midwife or pharmacist. You must also tell your prescriber about medicines which you have bought over the counter without prescriptions.
Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.
Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.
Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.
For more information, talk to someone who is involved in your medical care.
Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.
Your doctor will weigh up the overall risks and benefits of you having this medicine in situations where there is no opportunity to discuss it with you. If you have been given this medicine and want more information, talk to your doctor.
Medicines contain active ingredients. They may also contain other, additional ingredients that help ensure the stability, safety and effectiveness of the medicine. Some may be used to prolong the life of the medicine.
If you are not able to take any of the ingredients in your medicine, talk to your prescriber or pharmacist to see if they can suggest an alternative medicine. If you have reacted badly to Konakion before, do not have Konakion. Talk to your prescriber, pharmacist or nurse as soon as possible.
Konakion, Version 7, last updated 02 Apr 2013