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PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE 50MG TABLETS BP

Active substance(s): PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Pyridoxine 50mg Tablets
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using
this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have further questions, please ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you personally and you
should not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
The name of your medicine is Pyridoxine 50mg Tablets. In the rest of
this leaflet it is called Pyridoxine Tablets.
In this leaflet:
1. What Pyridoxine Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Pyridoxine Tablets
3. How to take Pyridoxine Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Pyridoxine Tablets
6. Further information
1. WHAT PYRIDOXINE TABLETS ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE
USED FOR
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.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE PYRIDOXINE TABLETS

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Taking other medicines
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):
• levodopa, a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
• isoniazid, used to treat tuberculosis
• oral contraceptives
• penicillamine, used to treat arthritis and other conditions.
If you have any doubts about whether you should take this medicine
then discuss matters with your doctor before taking it.

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If the above statement applies to you, you should not take
Pyridoxine Tablets

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Do not take Pyridoxine Tablets if:
• you are allergic to pyridoxine hydrochloride or any of the other
ingredients of Pyridoxine Tablets (see list under ‘What Pyridoxine
Tablets contain’ in section 6)

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Talk to your doctor before taking Pyridoxine Tablets if:
• the patient is a child. Pyridoxine Tablets are not recommended
for children.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should let your doctor know if you are pregnant or wish to
become pregnant, or wish to breast-feed, whilst taking these
tablets.
Driving and operating machines
Pyridoxine Tablets do not affect the ability to drive or operate
machinery.
3. HOW TO TAKE PYRIDOXINE TABLETS
Your doctor will decide the dose which is best for you. Always
follow your doctor's instructions completely and also follow any
special instructions or warnings which appear on the label which the
pharmacist has put on the package. Contact your doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve. If you do not understand, or
are in any doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Unless instructed differently, take your tablets with a glass of water.
For the treatment of low levels of Vitamin B6 in the body
The usual dose in adults is 50 to 150mg daily in divided doses.
For the treatment of idiopathic sideroblastic anaemia
The usual adult dose is 100 to 400mg daily in divided doses.
For the treatment of nerve damage (peripheral neuritis) caused
by isoniazid
The usual adult dose is 50mg three times a day.
Elderly
If you are elderly you will require similar doses to those given above.
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Stopping Pyridoxine Tablets
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.

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If you miss a dose of PyridoxineTablets
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.

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If you take more Pyridoxine Tablets than you should
If you accidentally take too many tablets contact your doctor or
pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty department. Take this
leaflet and any remaining tablets with you to show the doctor or
pharmacist.

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Children
Pyridoxine Tablets are not recommended for use in children.

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.

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Reporting of side effects
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 national reporting systems listed below:

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Like many medicines Pyridoxine Tablets may cause side effects in
some patients, although not everybody gets them.

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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

United Kingdom:
Yellow Card Scheme
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

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Malta:
ADR Reporting
Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal

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By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.
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5. HOW TO STORE PYRIDOXINE TABLETS
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

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Do not take this medicine if the expiry date on the label has passed.
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.
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Store in the original container or package in order to protect from
light and moisture. Do not transfer the tablets to another container.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Pyridoxine Tablets contain
The active ingredient in Pyridoxine Tablets is pyridoxine
hydrochloride.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Wockhardt UK Ltd, Ash Road North, Wrexham, LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer:
CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ash Road North, Wrexham, LL13 9UF, UK.

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0800 198 5000 (UK Only)
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Pyridoxine 50mg Tablets

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This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of Blind
People.
This leaflet was last revised in 03/2015
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Contents of the pack
Pyridoxine Tablets are available in strip packs of 28 tablets.

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The other ingredients are calcium hydrogen phosphate, maize
starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, magnesium stearate and purified
water.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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