Vitamin K

BCCT plans to write a summary on vitamin K. While our summary is in development, you can visit these sites:

Cautions

The Lonestar Medical Group summary of Vitamin K lists several safety issues, including a number of herb-drug interactions. Of particular note is that Vitamin K can interfere with anti-coagulation therapy and can interact with drugs that alter coagulation.

For more in-depth information on cautions, adverse effects and interactions, see the TRC Natural Medicines Database summary on Vitamin K (subscription required).

Neil McKinney, ND also cautions not to use N-acetyl-cysteine during use of pro-oxidative therapy such as with vitamin K.1

Dosing

BCCT does not recommend therapies or doses, but only provides information for patients and providers to consider as part of a complete treatment plan. Patients should discuss therapies with their physicians, as contraindications, interactions and side effects must be evaluated.

Dosage recommendations are available from these sources:

Integrative Programs, Protocols and Medical Systems

For more information about programs and protocols, see our Integrative Programs and Protocols page.

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