Pyridoxine - Drug Information

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General Information on Pyridoxine

Generic Name : Pyridoxine

Pronunciation : peer I dox' een

Latest prescription information about Pyridoxine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Vitamins

Other Name(s) of Pyridoxine


Other Name : 

Vitamin B6

Why is Pyridoxine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a vitamin, prescribed for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency.  It is important for the breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates from foods.

When should Pyridoxine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category A :

Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

What is the dosage of Pyridoxine?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose range is 150 to 400mg/day.

How should Pyridoxine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pyridoxine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Pyridoxine?

Nausea, stomach upset, headache, sleepiness, tingling, prickling, burning or sensation of tightness.

What are the other precautions for Pyridoxine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Pyridoxine?

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

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