What is Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Finest Natural B-6 Country Life Active Vitamin B6 Swanson Coenzymated B-6

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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 21
Increase effect of another treatment 17 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 9 3
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Depressed mood 5 1

Show all 49 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 49

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

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1
Indigestion 1
Upset stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 8
25 mg daily 4
100 mg twice daily 2
200 mg daily 2
300 mg daily 2
1 mg daily 1
2 tablet(s) daily 1
2.1 mg daily 1
2.6 mg daily 1
50 mg every other week 1

See all 21 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

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Reason Patients
Other 17
Did not seem to work 13
Doctor's advice 7
Course of treatment ended 6
Expense 5
Personal research 4
See all 46 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 5
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 34
Usually 9
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 39
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 7
< $25 28
Not specified 17
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5 patient evaluations for Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Jul 15, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for energy level)
  • 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

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Feb 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: N/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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