Pyridoxine is used in the prevention and treatment of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiency.
This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
Take Pyridoxine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Pyridoxine should be taken with meals. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Pyridoxine may cause you to suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities such as eating and watching television. You may not feel drowsy before you fall asleep. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other side effects may include any of the following: nausea, headache, numbness and tingling sensation in the hands or feet.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:
- medicines for Parkinson's disease e.g. levodopa
- medicines for cancer e.g. altretamine
- medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizure) e.g. phenobarbital, phenytoin
- medicines for high blood pressure e.g. hydralazine
- medicines for TB (lung infection known as tuberculosis) e.g. isoniazid
- medicines for heavy metal poisoning e.g. penicillamine
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Pyridoxine.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.