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Vitamin b6

What is it?

Vitamin B6 is an essential vitamin. Supplements are used to treat problems caused by not having enough vitamin B6 in the body. Vitamin B6 supplements may also be used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy.

Other names for vitamin B6 include: pyridoxal hydrochloride and pyridoxine.

Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.

Before Using:

Tell your doctor if you


Talk with your caregiver about how much vitamin B6 you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking vitamin B6. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.

To store this medicine:

Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.

Drug and Food Interactions:

Do not take vitamin B6 without talking to your doctor first if you are taking:


Side Effects:

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects:

Other Side Effects:

You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine.


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