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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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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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What are the elements that make up pyridoxine hcl?

What are the elements that make up pyridoxine hcl?

Ask pharmacist: When you buy any drug at a pharmacy you should get a print out related to the drug. ...Read more

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What is the role of pyridoxine in morning sickness?

Try ginger: I have not heard a good explanation for why this helps with nausea associated with pregnancy. (it helps with metabolism of carbs, etc.)i also have not found it to be effective at relieving nausea. However, ginger tablets have been proven about as effective as anti-nausea medications and there is no risk to baby. Eating foods with ginger helps too. My patients tell me the ginger works well. ...Read more

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Can pyridoxine turn your urine a pinkish redish color?

Can pyridoxine turn your urine a pinkish redish color?

See a doctor: It is unlikely to turn urine pink/red. It is likely to cause bright yellow/orange urine. See your doctor for an exam and urine test asap. ...Read more

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Does Pyridoxine expire?

Yes: The expiration date should be listed on the package. ...Read more

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What are side effects of pyridoxine?

None: Pyridoxine (vitamin b6) is non toxic, even in so-called therapeutic doses. One paper in the new england journal of medicine years ago reported that "toxic doses of b6 cause carpal tunnel syndrome". This was an early attempt to crush vitamin therapy and it was simply not true..... But why are you taking it anywaya? ...Read more

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What do you do for a child with pyridoxine dependent seziures?

Seizures: Pyridoxine or vitamin b6 is used to treat these seizures. This is an unusual form of seizure in an infant that is difficult to control. The hallmark is that the seizures do not respond to anti-seizure medications, but both clinically and by monitoring electrical activity in the brain, they respond to pyridoxine. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much pyridoxine cayse damage?

Yes: Like any other drug taking above the recommended dose can and will cause toxicity. ...Read more

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Can I take pyridoxine when experiencing painful legs. I am not in any treatmeny?

Can I take pyridoxine when experiencing painful legs. I am not in any treatmeny?

Need a diagnosis 1st: To know how best to treat. There is not enough information here to diagnosis and recommend treatment. See your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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I have a high blood level of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Should I stop taking it?

I have a high blood level of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Should I stop taking it?

Why?: Why did you test for it? And why did you start it?
It is a water soluble vitamin so you can reduce the dose to normal range. ...Read more

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Can I take multivitamins that contain pyridoxine hydrochloride while pregnant?

Can I take multivitamins that contain pyridoxine hydrochloride while pregnant?

Sure.: The main ingredient of prenatal vitamins is 800 mcg of folic acid or vitamin B9. Pyridoxine may also be included but is not essential for the fetal development if your diet is balanced. The important parameter is not to consume too much vitamin A. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pyridoxine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take pyridoxine while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Pyridoxine, or vitamin b6, is not only safe to take, but it is an important component of your prenatal vitamin make-up. Pyridoxine is crucial to the construction of red blood cells, along with other metabolic functions. ...Read more

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What is pyridoxine?

More is not better: Although I agree with dr homsi, excess pyridoxine can lead to an often painful sensory neuropathy which can be permanent. Fortunately most patients recover if vitamin b6 intake is reduced to 3 mg per day or less. Incidentally I've had one patient with b6 toxicity induced headaches. ...Read more

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What are the elements in pyridoxine?

What are the elements in pyridoxine?

It is vitamin B6.: Pyridoxine is one of the 3 forms of vitamin b6, along with pyridoxal and pyridoxamine.
The full chemical name of -pyridoxine is 2-methyl-3-hydroxy-
-4, 5-bis (hydroxy-methyl)pyridine. ...Read more

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What are the elements in pyridoxine hci?

What are the elements in pyridoxine hci?

Vitamin B6 salt: Vitamin b6 is a group comprising pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine and their phosphorylated forms. The hydrochloride salt of pyridoxine (pyridoxine hcl) is a frequently used form of vitamin b6. Deficiency is noted in cardiovascular diseases, in women taking oral contraceptives, cigarette smokers. It improves immunity in healthy elderly. Inadequate vitamin b6 levels may raise risk of some cancers. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take an inj for intramuscular use and inject it into subcutaneous fat? Pyridoxine (b6) and cyanocobalamin (b12) specifically.

No: Medications are designed and formulated specifically for intermuscular sucky tennis injection occasionally they can be given either way get specific advice from your doctor on this ...Read more

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