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K-Caps 50

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K-Caps 50

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Manufacturer: Butler Schein™ Animal Health

Each Oral Capsule Contains 50 mg of Phytonadione

FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

K-Caps 50 Caution

Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Description:

Vitamin K1 Capsules contain phytonadione with excipients in an artificially colored soft gelatin shell.

Actions:

Vitamin K1 Capsules for oral administration possess the same type and degree of activity as naturally occurring vitamin K. The primary function of vitamin K is to stimulate the production via the liver of active prothrombin from a precursor protein. The mechanism by which vitamin K promotes formation of prothrombin at the molecular level has not been established.

K-Caps 50 Indications:

Vitamin K1 Capsules are indicated in dogs to counter hypoprothrombinemia induced by ingestion of coumarin-based compounds, common ingredients of commercial rodenticides, and other drug induced hypoprothrombinemia where it has been definitely shown that the result is due to interference with vitamin K1 oral capsules. The Dosage should be adjusted accordingly.

Note:

Regular determinations of prothrombin time response should be performed to guide in the initial and subsequent administration of Vitamin K1 oral capsules. The dosage should be adjusted accordingly.

Contraindication:

Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication.

Warnings:

It is recommended that Vitamin K1 oral capsules be used in follow-up therapy only after administration of Vitamin K1 Injection and hospitalization are no longer required. An immediate coagulant effect should not be expected after administration of phytonadione when administered orally.

Phytonadione will not counteract the anticoagulant action of heparin.

Repeated large doses of Vitamin K1 are not warranted in hepatic disease if the response to the initial therapy is unsatisfactory. Failure to respond to Vitamin K1 may indicate that the condition being treated is inherently unresponsive to Vitamin K1.

Precautions:

Protect from light at all times. Temporary resistance to prothrombin-depressing anticoagulants may result, especially when larger doses of phytonadione are used.

K-Caps 50 Dosage And Administration:

For use in large dogs.

Hypoprothrombinemia (with hemorrhage) - Administer orally at the rate of 2.5-5 mg/kg body weight (1 capsule per each 44 pounds of body weight for lower dosage or 1 capsule per each 22 pounds of body weight for higher dosage) daily as conditions require up to 3 weeks. Frequency and amount of oral administration should be guided by regular determination of prothrombin time.

The smallest effective dose should be sought to minimize the risk of adverse reaction.

K-Caps 50 Caution

Vitamin K1 oral capsules double strength are sold only to licensed veterinarians.

How Supplied

Vitamin K1 oral capsules double strength are available in bottles of 50 capsules each.

Distributed Exclusively by: Butler Animal Health Supply, Dublin, OH 43017

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NDC #

REORDER NO.

50 Capsules

11695-2475-1

032234

NAC No.: 10823391

HENRY SCHEIN® ANIMAL HEALTH
400 METRO PLACE NORTH, DUBLIN, OH, 43017-7545
Telephone:   614-761-9095
Toll-Free:   1-855-724-3461
Website:   www.henryscheinvet.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the K-Caps 50 information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

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