Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
- What other names is Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) known by?
- What is Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)?
- How does Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Pyridoxine (vitamin B6).
- 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...
- 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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