B6-Vicotrat

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B6-Vicotrat

What is B6-Vicotrat?

B6-Vicotrat is vitamin B6. Vitamins occur naturally in foods such as meat, poultry, nuts, whole grains, bananas, and avocados. Vitamin B6 is important for many processes in the body.
B6-Vicotrat is used to treat or prevent vitamin B6 deficiency. It is also used to treat a certain type of anemia. B6-Vicotrat injection is also used to treat some types of seizure in babies.
B6-Vicotrat taken by mouth (oral) is available without a prescription. Injectable B6-Vicotrat must be given by a healthcare professional.
B6-Vicotrat may also be used for purposes not listed in B6-Vicotrat guide.

B6-Vicotrat side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • decreased sensation to touch, temperature, and vibration;
  • loss of balance or coordination;
  • numbness in your feet or around your mouth;
  • clumsiness in your hands; or
  • feeling tired.

Common side effects may include:
  • nausea;
  • headache;
  • drowsiness; or
  • mild numbness or tingling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects

B6-Vicotrat dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Drug Induced Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency:

Drug Induced Neuritis:
Cycloserine: 100 to 300 mg/day orally in divided doses.
Isoniazid or penicillamine: 100 to 200 mg/day orally for 3 weeks or 25 to 100 mg/day for prophylaxis.
Oral contraceptives: 25 to 30 mg/day orally.
Acute Intoxication:
Hydralazine: 25 mg/kg. One-third of the dose should be administered IM and the remainder administered as an IV infusion over 3 hours.
Isoniazid: 1 to 4 grams IV as a first dose, then 1 g IM every 30 minutes until the total required dose has been administered. The total dose administered should equal the amount of isoniazid ingested.
Mushroom ingestion (genus Gyromitra): 25 mg/kg IV infused over 15 to 30 minutes. Repeat as needed to a maximum total daily dose of 15 to 20 g.

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement:

B6-Vicotrat Deficiency:
10 to 25 mg/day orally, IM, or IV for 3 weeks followed by 2 to 5 mg/day from a multivitamin product.

Usual Adult Dose for Anemia:

Sideroblastic, hereditary: 200 to 600 mg orally daily. If adequate response obtained, dose may be decreased to 30 to 50 mg orally daily.
If therapeutic response is not obtained after 1 to 2 months of B6-Vicotrat therapy, a different therapy should be considered.

Usual Adult Dose for Nausea/Vomiting:

Nausea and vomiting of Pregnancy:
25 mg orally every 8 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Drug Induced Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency:

Drug Induced Neuritis :
Treatment: 10 to 50 mg/day.
Prophylaxis: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day
Acute Intoxication:
Hydralazine: 25 mg/kg: One-third of the dose should be administered IM and the remainder administered as an IV infusion over 3 hours.
Isoniazid: Acute ingestion of known amount: Initial: A total dose of B6-Vicotrat equal to the amount of isoniazid ingested (maximum dose: 70 mg/kg, up to 5 g); administer at a rate of 0.5 to 1 g/minute until seizures stop or the maximum initial dose has been administered; may repeat every 5 to 10 minutes as needed to control persistent seizure activity and/or CNS toxicity. If seizures stop prior to the administration of the calculated initial dose, infuse the remaining B6-Vicotrat over 4 to 6 hours. Acute ingestion of unknown amount: Initial: 70 mg/kg (maximum dose: 5 g); administer at a rate of 0.5 to 1 g/minute; may repeat every 5 to 10 minutes as needed to control persistent seizure activity and/or CNS toxicity.
Mushroom ingestion (genus Gyromitra): 25 mg/kg IV. Repeat as needed up to a maximum total dose of 15 to 20 g.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dietary Supplement:

B6-Vicotrat Deficiency:
5 to 25 mg/day orally, IM, or IV for 3 weeks followed by 1.5 to 2.5 mg/day from a multivitamin product.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Seizures:

Pyridoxine-dependent seizures:
10 to 100 mg PO, IM, or IV initially, followed by 2 to 100 mg orally daily.
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infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

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B6-Vicotrat - Frequently asked Questions

Can B6-Vicotrat be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

What other drugs will affect B6-Vicotrat?

There may be other drugs that can interact with B6-Vicotrat. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

How should I take B6-Vicotrat?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

B6-Vicotrat tablets are taken by mouth. Injectable B6-Vicotrat is injected into a muscle or into a vein through an IV. You may be shown how to use injections at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles, IV tubing, and other items used to inject the medicine.

The recommended dietary allowance of B6-Vicotrat increases with age. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions. You may also consult the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database (formerly "Recommended Daily Allowances") listings for more information.

B6-Vicotrat is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include a special diet. It is very important to follow the diet plan created for you by your doctor or nutrition counselor. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you should eat or avoid to help control your condition.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Who should not take B6-Vicotrat?

You should not use B6-Vicotrat if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if:

  • you have any other medical conditions;

  • you take other medications or herbal products; or

  • you are allergic to any drugs or foods.

To make sure you can safely receive injectable pyridoxine, tell your doctor if you have heart disease or kidney disease.

FDA pregnancy category A. B6-Vicotrat is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Your B6-Vicotrat dose needs may be different during pregnancy. Do not use B6-Vicotrat without medical advice if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

B6-Vicotrat can pass into breast milk. Your dose needs may be different while you are nursing. High doses of this medication may harm a nursing baby. Do not use B6-Vicotrat without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.

Can B6-Vicotrat be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can B6-Vicotrat be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology