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.
VITAMIN B6. Pyridoxine is vitamin b6, which is one of vitamin b group. It is an important cofactor that help certain enzymes in our brain that are needed for the brain function. Pyridoxine deficiency can cause a refractory seizure in a neonate and only pyridoxine supplement can stop that kind of seizures. Also b6 is important to help peripheral nerves function.

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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.

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.

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?

What is the role of pyridoxine in morning sickness?

Often helps. Research shows that pyridoxine (vitamin b6) often relieves morning sickness. Nothing works for everyone but it is safe and reasonable to try- usually 10-25 mg with food 3x/day. See http://www. Webmd. Boots. Com/pregnancy/morning-sickness-vitamin-b-6-for-normal-nausea-and-vomiting-in-early-pregnancy.
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.