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Pyridoxine (Vitamin B 6) (Systemic)

Brand Names : Rodex, Vitabee 6, Beesix, Doxine, Nestrex, Pyri

Pyridoxine (Vitamin B 6) | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Dietary Supplement

Dosing - The amount of pyridoxine needed to meet normal daily recommended intakes will be different for different individuals. The following information includes only the average amounts of pyridoxine.

  • 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.

Missed dose - If you miss taking a vitamin for 1 or more days there is no cause for concern, since it takes some time for your body to become seriously low in vitamins. However, if your health care professional has recommended that you take this vitamin, try to remember to take it as directed every day.

Storage - To store this dietary supplement:

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store the capsule or tablet form of this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the dietary supplement to break down.
  • Do not keep outdated dietary supplements or those no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

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