What is Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Daneuron Doxylamine-pyridoxine Mebolic Superior Source Methylcobalamin (B-12) with B-6 and Folic Acid

Vitamin B6, pyridoxine, is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine, and for myelin formation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 53 22
Increase effect of another treatment 17 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 9 3
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Depressed mood 5 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 56

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Headaches 1
Indigestion 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Dosage Patients Percentage
100 mg daily 6
100 mg twice daily 3
300 mg daily 2
1 mg daily 1
2 tablet(s) daily 1
20 mg daily 1
50 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 17
Did not seem to work 13
Doctor's advice 8
Course of treatment ended 6
Expense 6
Personal research 4
See all 48 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 40
Usually 10
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 46
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 7
< $25 34
Not specified 18
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6 patient evaluations for Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

May 15, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pyroluria syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pyroluria syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 15, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for energy level)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Research into this, showed that taking B6 was not recommended for MS.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2015 (Started Feb 17, 2010)

  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can help with mood disorder and general health

  • 0 helpful marks
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