Vitamin K before Surgery

Tammy G.
on 1/6/12 2:11 am - London, Canada
RNY on 01/25/12
My surgery is at TEGH through TWH and I was given a presciption for Vitamin K to lessen any bleeding during surgery and was just wondering if anyone had a hard time trying to find it at their pharmacy?  I finally found some but it was a search.  Also, was yours' sublingual in little ampuales?  They told me that the pill form was no longer available.  Just want to make sure I h are the ave the right stuff.  It says on the box that it can be taken via injections as well, but I think I will grin and bare it and take it under the tongue.  Thanks for your advice everyone, once again you guys are truly a wealth of information!!



on 1/6/12 2:15 am - Sudbury, Canada
I got  mine at the pharmacy right in St. Joes and it was a serum.  They gave me 2 little syringes and I had to shoot the serum into the back of my mouth and swallow it with a tiny bit of juice.  I had to do it 7 days and 3 days before my surgery.  Best of luck to you :)

on 1/6/12 2:16 am, edited 1/6/12 2:16 am - Thunder Bay, , Canada
Hi Tammy,
I just got mine yesterday at shoppers. My instructions are to take it with a swallow of orange juice.
That is what was written on the perscription and told to me today by the nurse practitioner at the clinic.
The box I got was the one with the ampoules.
Hope that helps


Referral to Thunder Bay Bariatric Centre July 2010 Orientation Class August 2010
Appointments with dietician, nurse practitioner and psychologist September/November 2010   Ultrasound November 2010
Scope June 10, 2011, meeting with surgeon Nov 29, 2011    surgery  VSG Jan 20/12
Surgeon: Dr. Gmora
HW 287
CW 169


Tammy G.
on 1/6/12 2:25 am - London, Canada
RNY on 01/25/12
 Thanks ladies, it is interesting how each clinic is so different in their instructions.  My instructions are to take one dose 2 weeks prior to surgery and than again 2 days before surgery.



on 1/6/12 4:17 am - Canada
Got mine yesterday just likeTrudy at st joe's. Good luck during your opti.
(deactivated member)
on 1/6/12 5:13 am - Toronto, Canada
Nobody said anything to be about vitamin K and I"m going through TWH, as well.  My surgery is Jan.18th.  I wonder why no one mentioned this to me?
on 1/6/12 5:21 am
I think this is surgeon specific, don't worry about it.
Tammy G.
on 1/6/12 5:30 am - London, Canada
RNY on 01/25/12
 Agreed, I have Dr. Aarts, so it just may be her protocol that she does with her patients.



on 1/6/12 9:48 am - Canada
i have Dr cyriac at Toronto East, he mentioned nothing to me about that, my pre-op is the 13th and surgery is the 17th, pehaps they'll give me something during pre-op...
Tammy G.
on 1/6/12 9:53 am - London, Canada
RNY on 01/25/12
 That is strange as Dr. Aarts and Dr. Cyriac work as a team and even at my surgeon's appt. Dr. Aarts said it could be either her or Dr. Cyriac who does the surgery.  Not sure why one would do the Vitamin K and why one wouldn't.  I don't have any health concerns that would require the use of Vitamin K either.  Very strange indeed.