Pyridoxine (Vitamin B 6) (Systemic)
Brand name(s): Beesix
Vitamins (VYE-ta-mins ) are compounds that you must have for growth and health. They are needed in small amounts only and are usually available in the foods that you eat. Pyridoxine (peer-i-DOX-een ) (vitamin B 6) is necessary for normal breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
Some conditions may increase your need for pyridoxine. These include:
- Heart disease
- Intestinal problems
- Liver disease
- Overactive thyroid
- Stress, long-term illness, or serious injury
- Surgical removal of stomach
In addition, infants receiving unfortified formulas such as evaporated milk may need additional pyridoxine.
Increased need for pyridoxine should be determined by your health care professional.
Lack of pyridoxine may lead to anemia (weak blood), nerve damage, seizures, skin problems, and sores in the mouth. Your doctor may treat these problems by prescribing pyridoxine for you.
Claims that pyridoxine is effective for treatment of acne and other skin problems, alcohol intoxication, asthma, hemorrhoids, kidney stones, mental problems, migraine headaches, morning sickness, and menstrual problems, or to stimulate appetite or milk production have not been proven.
Injectable pyridoxine is given by or under the supervision of a health care professional. Other forms of pyridoxine are available without a prescription.
Pyridoxine is available in the following dosage forms:
- Extended-release capsules (U.S.)
- Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
- Extended-release tablets (U.S.)
- Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Importance of Diet
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Any risks for children
first all I want thank you for the useful question
concerning your question
whether it effect your doughter liver or not ?
I would like to write that
that it's ok to use the drug for 6 months
you must give her vitamin B complex with cyproheptadine
that will be better
[ October 20, 2005, 07:11 PM: Message edited by: darav ]
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Anyone have exp. w/ online pharmacies???????
I got on an online pharmacy (from overseas, w/out a prescription), and typed up an order just to see the cost. This was about 2 months ago. I stopped at the credit card part, did not complete the order. I recieved a email aasking me to complete my oreder by providing credit card info, but I just deleted it. A few days ago, I recived a brown envelope w/ unmarked pills in it. Now note or bill or description. Nothing. A retuen handwritten address from Brazil. I neer sent payment so don't know why they would send them. Any ideas??????????
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Hmmmm...I have taken inexpensive fiber products for the same reasons. Don't buy the inexpensive types. This is one area where spending a bit more for fiber pays off. I recommend well known names.
Now...it's smart to research this as some feel that fiber can actually carry some vitamin and drugs more easily out of the system w/o being well absorbed.
This fiber option is a good one and sometimes I take twice the dosage but...I alternate! I fear the depletion of drug and vitamin supplement absorption, so that's why I rotate or am careful. I like the apple flavor. They are expensive!
I alternate this with stool softeners. Research that too! It's safer than many a laxative but often laxatives have the same major ingredient.
This is confusing, I know. So check the major ingredient of a laxative to make sure it's not just the stool softener with a different label.
You don't want to just take that continually for so many, many reasons. (Consider the results for those who are anorexic and using such.)
Just use your best judgement and do the research and alternate your solutions. To me that means, take cookies or fiber products in a normal amount but several times a week, take double the dose.
Then use a stool softener on some other days. Then take some older solution on other days!
You can always take the recommended dosage of fiber products on a daily basis to prevent colon cancer, etc.
Also, I'd research older remedies that are well known and effective. Ughh....castor oil! But there's so many good things about this ugly tasting oil. I do believe it now might be found w/o the ugly taste.
Others will post their suggestions, I hope. With any, just rotate so that your system won't become rather "addicted" to one. Also, remember, you may lose water, and risk serious health issues with over doing laxatives.
Make the solution and research fun! Finding old remedies and cross reference them with "drug interactions," "contra-indications" and use of the particular solution when used over long periods of time.
Ughhh...again....enemas are already packaged and over the counter. Always have one or two available for emergencies. Always! You'll not regret it! This general discussion of constipation applies to narcotic pain meds too.
Ask your physician too! Now be careful here as all physicians aren't that careful and yours might rx one of these when rotating is safer for so very many, many reasons.
I try to take fiber daily at the recommended levels, upping such on some days, and also rotate with other solutions. Fiber in correct doses is so beneficial!
Try fiber cereals too! Go for it! Eat them while watching tv w/o milk, if you wish!
I have taken Trazodone. If you are a male, it is imperative that you research the possible side effects, of course!
There is also epsom salts. This one I'd surely research as it is a salt. Careful here for salt intake, possible precursor to a heart condition, etc.
Milk of magnesia! Again, do you homework. Magnesia must be cross referenced too for many reasons. Rotate all! Find out the dosages that will work for you for each of these. It's a lot of work but safe is better than some ugly problem that could have you end up in the hospital in a serious heart or related condition due to loss of water and nutrients that are needed to maintain a normal "system." (Loss of correct vocabulary is suddenly hitting me! Sorry!)
Rotate! Rotate! Be safe!
Good luck! I hope I've helped!
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