Vitamin B6

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Solution for  I.V. / I.M. injection

Ampoules № 10

Each ampoule contains:

Pyridoxine 5% – 50,0 mg / 1,0 ml

Pyridoxine injection is a sterile solution of pyridoxine hydrochloride in water for injection.

Pyridoxine is one of the compounds that can be called vitamin B6, along with pyridoxal and pyridoxamine. All 3 molecules are converted to pyridoxal phosphate by the enzyme pyridoxal kinase. The physiologically active forms of vitamin B6 are pyridoxal phosphate (cocarboxylase) and pyridoxamine phosphate.

Pyridoxine acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat.  In protein metabolism, it participates in the decarboxylation of amino acids, conversion of tryptophan to niacin and serotonin.

Pyridoxine participates in the deamination, and transamination and transulfuration of amino acids, in carbohydrate metabolism, it is responsible for the breakdown of glycogen to glucose- 1-phosphate.

Pyridoxine injection is effective for the treatment of vitamin B6 deficiency during its inadequate dietary intake or drug-induced deficiency, as from isoniazid or oral contraceptives.

Pyridoxine is also used to treat a certain type of anemia (lack of red blood cells) and some types of seizure in babies (inborn errors of metabolism, e.g., vitamin B6 dependent convulsions or vitamin B6 responsive anemia).