Vitamins are compounds that you must have for growth and health. They are needed in small amounts only and are usually available in the foods that you eat. Pyridoxine (vitamin B 6) is necessary for normal breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Some conditions may increase your need for pyridoxine. These include:

Alcoholism
Burns
Diarrhea
Dialysis
Heart disease
Intestinal problems
Liver disease
Overactive thyroid
Stress, long-term illness, or serious injury
Surgical removal of stomach

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  • Aminoxin, Pyri-500, Rodex, Vitabee 6
  • Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

    With large doses
    Clumsiness
    numbness of hands or feet
  • The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine. For oral dosage forms (capsules, tablets, oral solution): To prevent deficiency, the amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intakes: Adult and teenage males—1.7 to 2 milligrams (mg) per day. Adult and teenage females—1.4 to 1.6 mg per day. Pregnant females—2.2 mg per day. Breast-feeding females—2.1 mg per day. Children 7 to 10 years of age—1.4 mg per day. Children 4 to 6 years of age—1.1 mg per day. Children birth to 3 years of age—0.3 to 1 mg per day. To treat deficiency: Adults, teenagers, and children—Treatment dose is determined by prescriber for each individual based on the severity of deficiency. To use the extended-release capsule form of this dietary supplement: Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew before swallowing. If the capsule is too large to swallow, you may mix the contents of the capsule with jam or jelly and swallow without chewing. To use the extended-release tablet form of this dietary supplement: Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew before swallowing.