Vitamin K


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Vitamin K

Preferred list (P)


  • Indication: Prevention of Vitamin K deficiency in malabsorption syndromes.
  • Water soluble formulation.

PHYTOMENADIONE (vitamin K1) injection

NHSL Joint Adult Formulary Key

To indicate the category of a formulary medicine, updated sections adopt the following key:

Preferred list (P): First-line formulary choices.


Total list (T): Alternative choices when preferred list options not effective/not tolerated, or not indicated.


Specialist initiation (S1): Specialist initiation, or on the advice of a Consultant or Specialist Practitioner in this therapeutic area. Continuation in primary care is acceptable.


Specialist use only (S2): Supply via hospital, Homecare Service or a hospital based prescription (HBP) for dispensing by community pharmacy. Not prescribed in primary care setting.

Last reviewed: 31 January 2022

Next review: 31 January 2025

Author(s): NHSL

Version: Please refer to the introduction section for an explanation of the review dates above.

Approved By: ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): KM & CM