Menadione is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
How it works
Menadione is a synthetic lipid-soluble vitamin K analogue. It is an essential cofactor in the hepatic synthesis of prothrombin (factor II) and other blood clotting factors (factors VII, IX, X and proteins C and S), and in the function of proteins important for bone development (e.g. osteocalcin).
Common side effects
Inflammation of a vein, Shock, Cardiovascular collapse, Chest tightness, Chest pain, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Shortness of breath, Flushing, Increased sweating, Injection site reaction
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