Generic Name : PYRIDOXINE
Pronunciation : (peer I dox' een)
Trade Name(s) : Glentona, Gromet-Z, Nervosol CZ
Why it is prescribed: Pyridoxine, vitamin B6, is required by your body for utilization of energy in the foods you eat, production of red blood cells, and proper functioning of nerves. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin B6 deficiency resulting from poor diet, certain medications, and some medical conditions.
When it is to be taken: Pyridoxine usually is taken once a day. Follow the instructions on the label, and ask your doctor to explain any part that you do not understand.
How it should be taken: Pyridoxine comes in the form of regular tablets and capsules and long-acting tablets and capsules. The label tells you how much to take at each dose.
Special Instruction :
1. If you are to take pyridoxine with another medication, do not stop taking either medication until told to do so by your doctor.
2. Special dietary instructions should be followed. Your doctor may tell you to eat more foods containing vitamin B6 especially whole-grain cereals, fish, vegetables, beans, and liver and other organ meat. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it; then resume your regular medication schedule.
Side Effects : Nausea; headache; sleepiness; tingling; prickling, burning, or sensation of tightness. If these effects are severe, contact your doctor.
Other Precautions : Before you take pyridoxine, tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially levodopa.
Storage Conditions : Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from light.