Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

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What other names is Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) known by?

Adermine Chlorhydrate, Adermine Hydrochloride, B Complex Vitamin, B6, Chlorhydrate de pyridoxine, Complexe de Vitamines B, Phosphate de Pyridoxal, Piridoxina, Pyridoxal, Pyridoxal Phosphate, Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxine HCl, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine-5-Phosphate, P5P, P-5-P, Vitamin B-6, Vitamina B6, Vitamine B6.

What is Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)?

Pyridoxine is a vitamin. It can be found in certain foods such as cereals, beans, vegetables, liver, meat, and eggs. It can also be made in a laboratory.

Effective for...

  • Treatment and prevention of pyridoxine deficiency.
  • Treating a type of anemia called sideroblastic anemia.
  • Treating some types of seizures in infants.

Likely Effective for...

  • Reducing elevated blood levels of homocysteine, a substance thought to be involved in heart disease.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Upset stomach and vomiting in pregnancy.
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Behavior disorders in children with low levels of a brain chemical called serotonin.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Movement disorders (tardive dyskinesia) in people taking medicines for mental disorders.
  • Reducing lung cancer risk in men who smoke.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Autism.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Preventing another stroke.
  • Alzheimer's disease.
  • Improving thinking and memory in people aged 65 and older, when used in combination with folic acid and vitamin B12.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Preventing reblockage of blood vessels after angioplasty, boosting the immune system, muscle cramps, eye problems, kidney problems, night leg cramps, arthritis, allergies, asthma, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Lyme disease, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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