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Phytonadione (Vitamin K1) Oral Solution (prepared from injection)   1 mg/mL
Lot No Expiry(mm/yyyy) Ingredients Master Formula
    phytonadione  10 mg/mL  AMP   
    Simple syrup       qs to  
Recipe Total Quantity:
Final Quantity Desired: mL

Directions: 1. Using a filter needle, withdraw required amount of vitamin K1 then remove filter needle and transfer to a glass amber bottle.
2. QS to final volume with simple syrup and mix well.
3. Label.

Notes Sterile water can be used instead of Simple Syrup, but stability is 28 days at room temperature.

Preparation in sterile water is PREFERRED for neonates corrected age 28 days or less and patients on ketogenic diet.

Only use Sandoz brand (formerly SABEX brand) of Vitamin K1.

THIS FORMULATION IS NOT BASED ON LITERATURE, but is from unpublished data, historical use or pharmacy/physician experience.

STABILITY data is based on an in-house study by Sabex.

Packaging:  Amber Glass Bottle

Auxiliary Labels: Shake Well
  Store at Room Temperature

Storage/Expiry:Room Temperature: 35 days (with Simple Syrup)
  Room Temperature: 28 days (with Sterile Water)

Last Date Revised: 20-Aug-21

References:Sabex Inc. in-house stability studies. Stability and compatibility studies on vitamin K1 injection: Stability of diluted vitamin K1 injection (1 mg/mL) in water for injection USP or simple syrup. Faxed to Provincial Drug Information on July 13, 1993.

AHS Drug Information Service. Previous Question #20679. What should the BUD be for Phytonadione (Vitamin K1) oral solution 1 mg/mL recipe? 2021 Aug 17. Available at:

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