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Pyridoxine 50mg Tablets
Pyridoxine 50mg Tablets
The name of your medicine is Pyridoxine 50mg Tablets. In the rest of this leaflet it is called Pyridoxine Tablets.
1. What Pyridoxine Tablets are and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Pyridoxine Tablets
3. How to take Pyridoxine Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pyridoxine Tablets
6. Contents of pack and other information
The active ingredient in Pyridoxine Tablets is pyridoxine hydrochloride, which is Vitamin B6.
It is used to treat low levels of Vitamin B6 in the body and in the treatment of a condition called idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia where the red cells in the blood do not form properly.
Pyridoxine can also be used to treat damage to the nerves (peripheral neuritis) caused by isoniazid, a drug used to treat tuberculosis.
If the above statement applies to you, you should not take Pyridoxine Tablets.
Taking another medicine while you are taking Pyridoxine Tablets can affect how it or the other medicine works. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those you may have bought yourself without a prescription.
Please check with your doctor if you are taking any of the following (or any other medication):
If you have any doubts about whether you should take this medicine then discuss matters with your doctor before taking it.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Pyridoxine Tablets do not affect the ability to drive or operate machinery.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Unless instructed differently, take your tablets with a glass of water.
The usual dose in adults is 50 to 150mg daily in divided doses.
The usual adult dose is 100 to 400mg daily in divided doses.
The usual adult dose is 50mg three times a day.
If you are elderly you will require similar doses to those given above.
Pyridoxine Tablets are not recommended for use in children.
If you accidentally take too many tablets contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take a dose, take another as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, then do not take the missed dose at all.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
You should continue to take Pyridoxine Tablets for as long as your doctor tells you to. Do not stop taking the medicine without talking to your doctor first.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Like all medicines this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you take large doses of Pyridoxine Tablets for a long time you may develop problems with your nerves (peripheral neuritis). One of the symptoms of peripheral neuritis can be pins and needles.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton after ‘EXP’. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Pyridoxine Tablets should not be taken if they show signs of deterioration.
Store below 25°C.
Store in the original container or package in order to protect from light and moisture. Do not transfer the tablets to another container.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help to protect the environment.
The active substance is pyridoxine hydrochloride.
Each tablet contains 50mg of the active substance.
The other ingredients are: calcium hydrogen phosphate, maize starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, magnesium stearate and purified water.
Pyridoxine Tablets are available in strip packs of 28 tablets.
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This leaflet was last revised in 03/2023.