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How do I treat vitamin B6 toxicity?

How do I treat vitamin B6 toxicity?

Discontinue B6: High doses of vitamin b6 can, over time, be toxic, and may result in nerve damage or numbness and tingling in the extremities that may eventually be irreversible. You should discontinue use of supplemental b6 if any unusual numbness develops in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Vitamin B6 (Definition)

Vitamin B6 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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What is the toxicity of vitamin b6?

None: Vit b6 is hydrosoluble, any extra you take, it will be eliminated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity?

What are the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity?

And with that......: It's difficult to become toxic on a water soluble vitamin when your body can flush out the excess easily in the urine. If someone is genuinely b6 toxic, the solution is to stop taking massive doses of b6 before the problem becomes permanent. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity last?

How long do the symptoms of vitamin B6 toxicity last?

Depends: Vitamin b6, when taken usual therapeutic dose, is not toxic. It can cause significant adverse effects, however, if you take too much of it for a prolonged period. Depending upon the amount of vitamin B6 ingestion, toxicity ranges from nausea to dependence or permanent peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

56 year-old woman notices radicular pain after taking vitamin B6 supplement for three years.....?

B6 toxicity is well recognized: There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions(100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

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Is lugols solution and vitamin B6 used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome?

CTS treatments: About 30% of people with carpal tunnel, do well with nocturnal wrist splints, and use of vitamin b-6 100 mg twice daily (more than 300-400 mg daily is toxic). Have never used lugol's and cannot attest to any benefit there. Since hand surgery for carpal tunnel is so valuable and safe, maybe consider this approach. ...Read more

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Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

Is vitamin B6 200mg daily to high if I want to treat my peripheral neuropathy?

How do you that it: is due to B6 deficiency. You ought consult a neurologist to determine the cause of peripheral neuropathy and treat the cause. Excess of B6 can itself cause neuropathy. You may visit these two sites for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b6/background/HRB-20058788 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16320662 ...Read more

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Can i overdose on vitamin b6?

Can i overdose on vitamin b6?

Yes: Probably, the risk begins over 300 mg a day, but becomes riskier over 400 mg a day. The issues involve peripheral nerve and /or spinal cord, with numbness and weakness of arms and legs. Can be literally irreversible. ...Read more

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Can someone actually overdose from vitamin b6?

Can someone actually overdose from vitamin b6?

Not exactly but...: This depends on what you mean by overdose. I think of overdose as a single high dose causing harm, in which case taking a large single dose of b6 will not cause harm.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg)can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy, also headaches, fatigue & irritability, reversible on stopping b6. ...Read more

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What occurs if you had a excess amount of vitamin b6?

What occurs if you had a excess amount of vitamin b6?

Neuropathy and...: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some, esp. If taken without food.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods contain high levels of the vitamin b6?

Please suggest what foods contain high levels of the vitamin b6?

Many sources: Major sources of vitamin b6 include cereal grains, legumes, vegetables (carrots, spinach, peas, and potatoes), milk, cheese, eggs, fish, liver, meat, and flour. Pyridoxine is frequently used in combination with other b vitamins in vitamin b complex formulations. ...Read more

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At what point can a person overdose on vitamin B6 and what are the effects of this kind of an overdose?

At what point can a person overdose on vitamin B6 and what are the effects of this kind of an overdose?

Taking lots 4 months: I think of overdose as a single high dose causing harm, in which case taking a large single dose of b6 will not cause harm. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness), also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Any vitamin B6 side effects?

Any vitamin B6 side effects?

From excessive doses: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some (esp. If taken without food.However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

It shouldn't: How much are you taking? Why are you even supplementing? Do you know you have a deficiency? Stop taking it if you don't know for sure you have a deficiency. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B6 is it safe to take?

How much vitamin B6 is it safe to take?

100 mg/day for adult: Chronic administration of 1–6 g oral pyridoxine (vitamin b6) per day for 12–40 months can cause severe and progressive sensory neuropathy characterized by ataxia (loss of control of bodily movements). Nevertheless, an upper limit of 100 mg/day for adults is considered safe. ...Read more

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I have high blood levels of vitamin B6 ?

Not a problem: I presume that this is because you are ingesting a large amount of b6, probably through supplements but perhaps via diet. B6 is not hazardous unless you take large amounts for a long time, generally 250 mg/day or more, or it may cause neuropathy. High levels just mean you have more than most people but is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

Yes: For many women who experience morning sickness and/or nausea throughout the day, taking 25 mg of vitamin B6, 3 times a day will help. You can take this as tablets or there are also lollipops which contain vitamin B6, available at some pharmacies and children's stores. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 work for morning sickness?

For some people: Some people find this helpful. Others do not. It is safe to try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

Vitamins B6,B12: B6 is important in protein metabolism, improving immunity, and nerve function. B12 is essential in cell maturation, improving nerve function. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Wallace
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Pyridoxine (Definition)

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