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Generic Name
Pyridoxine (VitaminB 6)
Trade Name
Risk Category
  • Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate risk on fetus.
  • Possibility of fetal harm seems appears remote.
The risk category will be C only if used in doses above the RDA.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Vitamin B6.
  • Water-soluble.
  • The recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy is 2.2 mg.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta by active transport, fetal and neonatal levels are higher than maternal.
  • Severe vitamin B6 deficiency is teratogenic in animals.
  • Controversial association between pyridoxine deficiency and pregnancy induced hypertension, abnormal glucose tolerance and gestational diabetes, and hyperemesis gravidarm in pregnant women.
  • Suggested association between high doses of Vitamin B6 and congenital malformations mainly phocomelia.
  • Severe pyridoxine deficiency or excess may be a cause of infantile convulsions.
  • Doubtful association between pyridoxine deficiency and low birth weight, low apgar score and small placenta.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted in milk.
  • Pyridoxine deficient diet can cause convulsions in infants.
  • High doses inhibit lactation.
  • RDA in lactation is 2.1 mg.
  • Safe in breast feeding.
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