Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 Medication Information:

Vitamin B6 medication comes in several different strengths; click on the strength you need to view prices from pharmacies competing to earn your business.

Vitamin B6 25 mcg NO Rx
Vitamin B6 50 mg NO Rx
Vitamin B6 100 mg NO Rx

Vitamin B6 Injections

Pyridoxine also known as vitamin B6 is used for treating or preventing low levels of vitamin B6. It can also be used for other things determined by your doctor. Vitamin B6 is an organic nutrient of the vitamin B complex that appears in three natural, related, water-soluble forms: the alcohol pyridoxine (or pyridoxol), the aldehyde pryidoxal, and the amine pryridoxamine.

How does B6 injection work?

Vitamin B6 is usually administered as an injection at your doctor's office, clinic or hospital. There are some instances when a patient will have to give the injections to themselves at home. B6 is the vitamin for processing amino acids, which is the building block for of all proteins and some hormones. B6 aids in the formation of neurotransmitters and is an essential nutrient in the regulation of mental processes. Vitamin B6 has been used in connection with anemia, autism, depression, morning sickness and premenstrual syndrome. Pyridoxine functions mainly by helping to metabolize protein and amino acids. Though not directly involved in the release of energy, like some other B vitamins, pyridoxine helps remove the nitrogen from amino acids, making them available as sources of energy. Because of its work with proteins, it plays a role in the synthesis of protein substances such as muscles, antibodies, and hormones.

When/How is B6 injection taken/used/applied?

Injectable pyridoxine is given by or under the supervision of a health care professional. Other forms of pyridoxine are available without a prescription. Normal daily recommended intakes for pyridoxine are generally defined as follows: infants and children birth to 3 years take 0.3 to 1 milligram. Children 4-6 years of age take 1.1 mg and 7 to 10 years take 1.4 mg. Adolescent and adult males should take 1.7-2 mg and adolescent and adult females 1.4 to 1.6 mg. Pregnant females take 2.2 and breast-feeding females take 2.1 mg. The dose of pyridoxine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of does you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

Side Effects

When used in small doses, no common side effects have been reported with this product. Severe side effects could be rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, and tightness in chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue. In large doses clumsiness may occur as well as loss of coordination. Large doses of vitamin B6 can cause neurological disorders and numbness. Deficiency of this vitamin can cause mouth and tongue sores, irritability, confusion, and depression.

Other Brand Names

Commonly used brand names in the United States are: Vitabee 6

Safety Information:

Vitamin B6 may cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to vitamin B6. Using vitamin B6 alone, with other medications, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform potentially dangerous tasks. Do not take large doses of vitamins unless directed to by your doctor. Check with your doctor if you are pregnant of breastfeeding to make sure that it is okay for you to continue or start taking vitamin B6.

Dosage:

Vitamin B6 comes in the following forms and dosages:

  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
  • Tablets- 10mg, 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 200mg, 250mg
  • Tablets, extended release 200 mg
  • Capsules 500 mg
  • Solution 200 mg per 5ml

Pyri-500: Tablets 500 mg

Rodex: Capsules 150 mg

Vitabee-6: Injection 100 mg/ml

Visual Description:

The vitamin is a white crystal that is soluble in water and heat stable in both acidic and alkaline solutions. The vitamins can come in different shapes and sizes.