Pyridoxine 614 views0 applications

Australian approved name (AAN): Pyridoxine

Common names and synonyms: Pyridoxal; Pyridoxamine; Vitamin B6

Molecular formula: C8H11NO3

Molecular weight: 169.18

RDI of Vitamin B6 as per NHMRC:
Infants – 0-6months – 0.1mg/day (AI)
Infants 7-12 months – 0.3mg/day (AI)
Children -1-3 years – 0.5mg/day
Children – 4-8 years – 0.6mg/day
Children – 9-13 years – 1.0mg/day
Boys – 14–18 years – 1.3mg/day
Girls – 14–18 years – 1.2mg/day
Adults – 19 – 50 years – 1.3mg/day
Men – 51-70+ years – 1.7mg/day
Women – 51-70+ years – 1.5mg/day
Pregnancy – 1.9mg/day
Lactation – 2.0mg/day

Maximum daily dose:  200mg of pyridoxine.       

Warnings and restrictions: Restricted Ingredient Rule- If the preparation contains more than 200mg of  Pyridoxine per recommended daily dose the product is not listable (Schedule 4).    

If the medicine contains more than 50mg and no more than 200mg of pyridoxine per maximum recommended daily dose the medicine requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
VITB6SX – WARNING – Stop taking this medication if you experience tingling, burning or numbness and see your healthcare practitioner as soon as possible [Contains vitamin B6].

When used as an active ingredient and the route of administration is oral or sublingual, the medicine requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
VIT – Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. or Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet

Allowable purpose of the ingredient: Component

TGA reference:  British Approved Name issued by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission

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