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NEURO-K
PYRIDOXINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

PYRIDOXINE - ORAL

(pirr-ih-DOX-een)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nestrex, Neuro-K, Rodex TD, Vitamin B-6

Uses

Pyridoxine is used to treat or prevent pyridoxine deficiency.

How To Use

Take this medication as directed. Follow any special dietary recommendations made by your doctor or nutritionist.

Side Effects

This medication may cause tingling of the fingers or toes, reduced touch sensations, clumsiness or drowsiness. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or become severe. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

If you have any health problems, consult your doctor before using this medication. This drug has been found safe during pregnancy when used at recommended doses. Pyridoxine is excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially: levodopa, oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin, cycloserine, hydralazine, isoniazid, penicillamine, multivitamins. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include tremors, sluggishness, loss of coordination, and seizures.

Notes

Pyridoxine is common in foods such as beans, oats, whole wheat products, nuts, unmilled rice, eggs, chicken, liver, kidney and pork. Eat more of these foods to increase the amount of pyridoxine in your diet.

Missed Dose

Take any missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature and keep away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.