It can be used for oral anti-coagulants.
Mechanism of action:
It causes post-translational modification of factors VII, IX and X.
It is usually administered to all newborn babies in order to prevent vitamin K deficiency leading to hemorrhagic diseases which is common in premature infants.
It is also used as an antidote of warfarin.
Rapid infusion of vitamin K may lead to chest pain, back pain and dyspnea.