It is used for the treatment and prevention of vitamin B6 deficiency. It is important for the breakdown of protein, fats, and carbohydrates from foods.
Nausea, stomach upset, headache, sleepiness, tingling, prickling, burning or sensation of tightness.
Pyridoxine is known to interact with other drugs like ethionamide, fosphenytoin, isoniazid, levodopa, nitrofurantoin, penicillamine, phenobarbitone, phenytoin (Na). Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Vitamin B6, principally in its biologically active coenzyme form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, is involved in a wide range of biochemical reactions, including the metabolism of amino acids and glycogen, the synthesis of nucleic acids, hemogloblin, sphingomyelin and other sphingolipids, and the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).