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Pyridoxine

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What does it do?

Pyridoxine (also known as vitamin B6) increases the amount of vitamin B6 in your body.

How should you take it?

Take pyridoxine regularly as directed with a glass of water.

What if you forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Can you take other medicines?

Some medicines available without a prescription may react with pyridoxine including:

  • supplements that also contain pyridoxine (e.g. Centrum®)

Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.

What side effects might you notice?

Side EffectsRecommended action

Numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes

Tell your doctor immediately

Headache

Nausea

Tell your doctor if troublesome

If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.

Other information:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.