Nestrex Side Effects
Generic name: pyridoxine
Note: This document contains side effect information about pyridoxine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Nestrex.
Some side effects of Nestrex may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to pyridoxine: injectable solution, oral tablet
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking pyridoxine (the active ingredient contained in Nestrex) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
decreased sensation to touch, temperature, and vibration;
loss of balance or coordination;
numbness in your feet or around your mouth;
clumsiness in your hands; or
Less serious side effects of pyridoxine may include:
mild numbness or tingling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pyridoxine: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral tablet
The profound sensory loss following treatment with high doses of parenteral pyridoxine (the active ingredient contained in Nestrex) may not be reversible.
Nervous system side effects have included sensory neuropathy with axonal degeneration. The adverse neurologic side effects have been reported following a single large dose (10 g) administered intravenously. It may rarely occur following chronic administration of lower doses. Peripheral sensory neuropathy has also been reported.
Hypersensitivity side effects have been reported rarely.
Dermatologic side effects have included allergic contact dermatitis. Photosensitivity has been confirmed in a female patient taking pyridoxine (the active ingredient contained in Nestrex) 100 mg orally daily.
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