It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Vitamin B6 before taking it.
What is Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 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. Vitamin B6 is used to treat or prevent Vitamin B6 deficiency. It is also used to treat a certain type of anemia. Vitamin B6 injection is also used to treat some types of seizure in babies. Vitamin B6 taken by mouth (oral) is available without a prescription. Injectable Vitamin B6 must be given by a healthcare professional. Vitamin B6 may also be used for purposes not listed in Vitamin B6 guide.
Vitamin B6 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
Common side effects may include:
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
Vitamin B6 dosing
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:
Vitamin B6 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 Vitamin B6 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 Vitamin B6 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 Vitamin B6 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:
Vitamin B6 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.
Prices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Vitamin B6 medicine in some well-known online stores.
Can Vitamin B6 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.
How should I take Vitamin B6?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Vitamin B6 tablets are taken by mouth. Injectable Vitamin B6 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 Vitamin B6 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.
Vitamin B6 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 Vitamin B6?
You should not use Vitamin B6 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. Vitamin B6 is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Your Vitamin B6 dose needs may be different during pregnancy. Do not use Vitamin B6 without medical advice if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Vitamin B6 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 Vitamin B6 without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
What other drugs will affect Vitamin B6?
There may be other drugs that can interact with Vitamin B6. 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.
Can Vitamin B6 be taken or consumed while pregnant?
Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.
Can Vitamin B6 be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?
Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.
Following the study conducted by wDrugs.com on Vitamin B6, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Vitamin B6. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.
One patient reported useful
How active was the Vitamin B6 in relieving patients of the disease or symptoms? Based on the survey reports from users of wDrugs.com, about Useful percentage of users claimed the Vitamin B6 were useful to them in reducing their symptoms and diseases. However, the effectiveness of the medicine is influenced by many factors like the perception of the symptom, the severity of the conditions, and some other factors; the brand name could also be a factor to an extent. In the event the medicine does not produce the same effective result in your case, ensure you consult your medical expert to reexamine you on your disease or symptoms and prescribe, after that, alternative medications.
One patient reported side effects
Does the Vitamin B6 Have Any Side Effects? Based on the survey report from users of wDrugs.com, about No side effects number of people suffered some side effect after consumption of Vitamin B6. All drugs have a portion of undesirable side effects. These effects could be irritations too insignificant for the patient to even notice. However, the side effects of drugs may be determined by several factors like severity of disease and conditions associated with individual patients. However, one of the biggest factors is the dosage consumed. The higher the quantity taken by an individual, the greater the healing effect and the corresponding side effect. All patients have their different intensity of side effects. Ensure you consult your health care provider immediately you notice an unusual side effect affect the consumption of Vitamin B6.
No side effects
Patient reported price estimates
No survey data has been collected yet
One patient reported frequency of use
How often should I take Vitamin B6? According to the survey, wDrugs.com reported that users of Vitamin B6 should take Once in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
Once in a day
One patient reported doses
What is the specific doses you have used? Vitamin B6 May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of wDrugs.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
Patient reported time for results
No survey data has been collected yet
One patient reported administration
When is the best condition to take Vitamin B6: Before or after food? Based on the survey, the users of wDrugs.com voted that Vitamin B6 is best taken at Before food. It is however worthy of mention that this popular vote may not be an appropriate description for your particular health condition. See your doctor for professional medical advice as regards the best time to take this medicine. If you wish to see the views of other users on the best time to take the medicine, simply click here.
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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology