Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)Pyridoxine hydrochloride is a water-soluble supplement used to treat pyridoxine deficiencies. It's one of the forms of vitamin B6, used as the hydrochloride salt in the prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency and as an antidote in cycloserine and isoniazid poisoning.
It functions as a coenzyme essential for the synthesis and breakdown of amino acids, the conversion of tryptophan to niacin, the breakdown of glycogen to glucose 1-phosphate, the production of antibodies, the formation of heme in hemoglobin, the formation of hormones important in brain function, the proper absorption of vitamin B12, the production of hydrochloric acid and magnesium, and the maintenance of the balance of sodium and potassium, which regulates body fluids and the functioning of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
Found in meats (especially organ meats), whole-grain cereals, soybeans, peanuts, wheat germ, and brewer's yeast. Milk and green vegetables supply smaller amounts. Vitamin B6 is safe for adults in dosages up to 200mg per day. Taking more for a prolonged period of time could result in damage to the sensory nerves. The list of possible mild side effects includes numbness, drowsiness, loss of coordination, poor circulation, low serum folic acid levels, photosensitivity and irritation at the injection site if injected. Usually, side effects will stop once you stop taking the supplement, but some symptoms can linger.
Pyridoxine hydrochloride has been used to treat a variety symptoms, including pesticide poisoning, premenstrual symptoms, hyperoxaluria type I, morning sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, sideroblastic anemia associated with high serum iron, tardive dyskinesia, acne, asthma, alcohol intoxication, hemorrhoids and stimulation of appetite.
Several drugs interfere with the use of pyridoxine hydrochloride, notably isoniazid and penicillamine, and supplements of the vitamin are recommended with the use of these drugs. The need for increased amounts of is related to protein intake and occurs during pregnancy, lactation, exposure to radiation, cardiac failure, aging, and use of oral contraceptives.
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