Pyridoxine Deficiency Medication

Updated: Sep 15, 2016
  • Author: Richard E Frye, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

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

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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.

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