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Menadione (International)

Note: In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Vitamin K

Chemical Name

1,4-Naphtalenedione, 2-metyl-

Foreign Names

  • Menadionum (Latin)
  • Menadion (German)
  • Ménadione (French)

Generic Names

  • Menadione (OS: BAN)
  • Ménadione (OS: DCF)
  • K-Vimin (IS)
  • Menaphthene (IS)
  • Menaphtone (IS)
  • Methylnaphtochinonum (IS)
  • Vikasolum (USSRP) (IS)
  • Vitamin K₃ (IS)
  • Menadion (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Menadione (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 41)
  • Ménadione (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Menadionum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 2)
  • Juva-K (IS)
  • Menadionum Natrium bisulfurosum (IS)
  • Menaphthone Sodium Bisulphite (IS)
  • Natrium menadionsulfonicum (IS)
  • Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (PH: USP XX)
  • Menadioni Natrii Bisulfis (PH: Ph. Int. 2)
  • Natrium menadionsulfonicum (PH: Ph. Helv. VI)

Brand Names

  • Aekol [+ Retinol, + Tocopherol, α-, + Betacarotene]
    Marbiopharm, Russian Federation; Pharmstandard, Russian Federation
  • Katin
    Instituto Sanitas, Chile
  • Solquin [+ Sulfaquinoxaline, + Diaveridine] for Poultry [veterinary use]
    International Animal Health, Australia
  • Vita Men [veterinary use]
    Klat, Germany
  • Vitamin K Kimia
    Kimia Farma, Indonesia
  • Antiemor K [+ Povidone] [veterinary use]
    Intervet, Italy
  • Hemadone
    Oboi, Philippines
  • Hemosin K [+ Carbazochrome]
    Hormona, Mexico
  • Hesper-C [+ Hesperidine, + Ascorbic Acid, + Rutoside]
    Lusa, Peru
  • Hesper-Vit K [+ Hesperidine, + Ascorbic Acid]
    Lusa, Peru
  • Introvit-K3 [veterinary use]
    Interchemie, Netherlands
  • Izokappa [veterinary use]
    Izo, Italy
  • K-50
    Valeant Grossman, Mexico
  • Kapilin
    GlaxoSmithKline, India
  • Keetomin
    CBC, Taiwan
  • Kyrovite K [veterinary use]
    Kyron, South Africa
  • Libavit-K
    Liba, Turkey
  • Menadione sodium bisulfite
    Nang Kuang, Taiwan
  • Neo Anticoccidio [+ Sulfaquinoxaline] [veterinary use]
    Candioli, Italy
  • Vicasol
    Irbitsky, Georgia
  • Vikasol-Darnitsa
    Darnitsa, Georgia
  • Vitamin K Atlantic
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Vitamina K Ponce
    Ponce & Benzo, Venezuela
  • Vitamine K 10 mg/ml [veterinary use]
    Alfasan International, Netherlands


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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