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    Default What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    I read in one of my rehab books that Vitamin K1 can be used as an antidote to anti-coagulant rat poisons, but it did not specify a safe dose. And I read online that giving too much can cause toxicity... Also, can it be administered orally or SQ? And is this supposed to be used in conjunction with activated charcoal??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoxy8947 View Post
    I read in one of my rehab books that Vitamin K1 can be used as an antidote to anti-coagulant rat poisons, but it did not specify a safe dose. And I read online that giving too much can cause toxicity... Also, can it be administered orally or SQ? And is this supposed to be used in conjunction with activated charcoal??
    My only use of it was a prescribed dose of 0.3 mils for an adult squirrel weighing approx 400-425 grams.
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    Default Re: What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    My only use of it was a prescribed dose of 0.3 mils for an adult squirrel weighing approx 400-425 grams.
    Was this an injection from a vet or oral that was over the counter? I am very curious...I have been asked and never knew the correct answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    My only use of it was a prescribed dose of 0.3 mils for an adult squirrel weighing approx 400-425 grams.
    Yes, I'm curious to know if this was by injection, or oral administration, becuz I've read conflicting info...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    Was this an injection from a vet or oral that was over the counter? I am very curious...I have been asked and never knew the correct answer.
    This was oral prescribed by vet. 2-50 mg pills crushed in Nutrical
    0.3 ml by mouth once daily until gone.
    Vitamin K-1 can sometimes be found in health food stores OTC.
    Vitamin K is easier found but not the same as Vitamin K-1 which
    is what one needs for use against anti-coagulants.
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    Default Re: What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    This was oral prescribed by vet. 2-50 mg pills crushed in Nutrical
    0.3 ml by mouth once daily until gone.
    Vitamin K-1 can sometimes be found in health food stores OTC.
    Vitamin K is easier found but not the same as Vitamin K-1 which
    is what one needs for use against anti-coagulants.

    Thanks!! Do u know if activated charcoal needs to be given as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoxy8947 View Post
    Thanks!! Do u know if activated charcoal needs to be given as well?
    I would have to guess it doesn't.
    Knowing Doc, if it were needed he would have prescribed it also.
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    Default Re: What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoxy8947 View Post
    Thanks!! Do u know if activated charcoal needs to be given as well?
    It is possible that it is not crucial that it be given for the K1 to work, however, since the purpose of activated charcoal is to bind to and escort toxins out of the body, it would make sense to me that it would be a good thing to come alongside and be helpful in the process. Only my thoughts, I am not a vet, nor do I have a lot of experience here, I'm just in the process of learning.

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    Default Re: What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighten-Up View Post
    It is possible that it is not crucial that it be given for the K1 to work, however, since the purpose of activated charcoal is to bind to and escort toxins out of the body, it would make sense to me that it would be a good thing to come alongside and be helpful in the process. Only my thoughts, I am not a vet, nor do I have a lot of experience here, I'm just in the process of learning.
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    Default Re: What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    This was oral prescribed by vet. 2-50 mg pills crushed in Nutrical
    0.3 ml by mouth once daily until gone.
    Vitamin K-1 can sometimes be found in health food stores OTC.
    Vitamin K is easier found but not the same as Vitamin K-1 which
    is what one needs for use against anti-coagulants.

    It was said .3 ml daily is this the mixture of the two pill and Nutrical. How much Nautical were the two pills mixt with? Can vitamin K-1 be sold in all states and in pill with enough K-1 the be effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECole View Post
    It was said .3 ml daily is this the mixture of the two pill and Nutrical. How much Nautical were the two pills mixt with? Can vitamin K-1 be sold in all states and in pill with enough K-1 the be effective
    The 0.3 dosage was within the 2 pills suspended with Nutrical by the vet, I didn't have any need to ask how he arrived at the amount of Nutrical to mix
    as the purpose was to be able to get the thick mixture of K-1 through a syringe for oral administering without the unpleasant taste of the K-1.
    Vitamin K-1 is not considered to be a controlled substance, whether or not you can find it in all States is not a question I can answer. Obviously there was
    reason why the 2 pills were used but if using pills of K-1 were not enough to be effective why would you even think a vet would prescribe it??

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    Default Re: What is a safe dose of Vitamin K1 as an antidote to anti-coagulants?

    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    The 0.3 dosage was within the 2 pills suspended with Nutrical by the vet, I didn't have any need to ask how he arrived at the amount of Nutrical to mix
    as the purpose was to be able to get the thick mixture of K-1 through a syringe for oral administering without the unpleasant taste of the K-1.
    Vitamin K-1 is not considered to be a controlled substance, whether or not you can find it in all States is not a question I can answer. Obviously there was
    reason why the 2 pills were used but if using pills of K-1 were not enough to be effective why would you even think a vet would prescribe it??

    I thought the 50 ml. pills might be availed in your state without a prescription but not in all other states.

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