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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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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 treatment for vitamin B6 overdose?

What is the treatment for vitamin B6 overdose?

Stop taking it: Vitamin b6 is water soluble and is excreted in the urine. Stopping the intake will quickly remove the excess, if any. ...Read more

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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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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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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.

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Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Is metanx safe as an initial treatment for non-diabetic peripheral neuropathy and reduced kidney function? It seems like a lot of vitamin b6.

Yes: It's very safe. They have a propriatory mixture of vitamins and all are at safe levels. We need a lot of certain vitamins to reverse a deficiency and let your body begin to store them again. It may be more than the fda "minimum" daily requirement, but still at a very safe level. ...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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Is taking 100mg a day of vitamin B6 exceeding the limit?

Is taking 100mg a day of vitamin B6 exceeding the limit?

Why take a B6 pill?: Why take a pill surrounded by a sheath when you can get it naturally surrounded by other vitamins, enzymes, co-enzymes, precursors, activators, antioxidants and other synergistic nutrients? See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ for excellent natural sources of b6. Don't be deceived into thinking a pill even comes close to the natural sources--it doesn't. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 help me climax? If not, what vitamins will?

Can vitamin B6 help me climax? If not, what vitamins will?

I don't believe: There are any vitamins or supplements that will reliability and repeatedly increase the likelihood of orgasm. I believe there are individual/anecdotal reports of this, but nothing that has been tested and found to have an association beyond chance alone. There is some data that suggests vitamin B6 can counteract elevated prolactin: this may have an effect on libido/interest in sex. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of the vitamin B6 multivitamins?

Yes: Too much pyridoxine or vitamin b-6 can cause peripheral neuropathy or even spinal cord damage. Therefore, best not to exceed 300-400 mg total daily, and the safest top dose is likely 100mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 or vitamin B12 have anything to do with hairgrowth?

Vitamin B6 helps..: With skin and hair health, but not hair growth. Vitamin B12 has many benefits, but not for hair! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Wallace
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Pyridoxine (Definition)

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