Pyridoxine hydrochloride 1544 views0 applications

Australian approved name (AAN): Pyridoxine hydrochloride

Common names and synonyms: Vitamin B6

Molecular formula: C8H12ClNO3

Molecular weight: 205.64

Conversion: (% pyridoxine): 82.27

RDI for Vitamin B6 as per NHMRC:
Infants – 0-6months – 0.1mg/day
Infants 7-12 months – 0.3mg/day
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 pyridoxine

Mandatory component: Pyridoxine (when not used as an active homeopathic ingredient)

Warning and Restrictions: The percentage of pyridoxine from pyridoxal 5-phosphate should be calculated based on the molecular weight of pyridoxine hydrochloride.

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 for of the ingredient: Active. Excipient. Homeopathic

TGA reference:  British Pharmacopoeia

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