Pyridoxine Deficiency Medication

Updated: Apr 19, 2021
  • Author: Richard E Frye, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and to prevent complications.


Supplemental vitamins

Class Summary

Essential for normal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis.

Pyridoxine, vitamin B-6 (Nestrex)

Necessary for normal metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Pyridoxine is also involved in the synthesis of GABA within the CNS.