Vitamin B6 Side Effects
Generic name: pyridoxine
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 29, 2022.
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 Vitamin B6.
For the Consumer
Applies to pyridoxine: capsule, powder, solution, tablet, tablet extended release
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, pyridoxine (the active ingredient contained in Vitamin B6) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking pyridoxine:
With large doses
- numbness of hands or feet
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pyridoxine: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral capsule, oral tablet
The profound sensory loss following treatment with high doses of parenteral pyridoxine (the active ingredient contained in Vitamin B6) may not be reversible.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Paresthesia, somnolence[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (pyridoxine)." APP (Abraxis Pharmaceutical Products) (2018):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.