Pyridoxine (Injection)

Introduction

Pyridoxine (pir-i-DOX-een)

Treats low vitamin B-6 in your body.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Rodex

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pyridoxine.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins or as a shot into one of your muscles.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.

If a dose is missed:

  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
  • Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using levodopa.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding because your dose of this medicine may need to be changed.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands or legs.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Drowsiness.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

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