ATC Group: B02BA Vitamin K

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Vitamin K

Hierarchical Position

Contents

Code
Title
B02BA01
B02BA02

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

The presence of vitamin K (i.e. vitamin K or substances with vitamin K activity) is essential for the formation within the body of prothrombin, factor VII, factor IX and factor X. Lack of vitamin K leads to an increased tendency to haemorrhage. When an antidote to an anticoagulant is necessary it is essential to use vitamin K1 itself, as vitamin K analogues are much less effective.