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Pyridoxine toxicity courtesy of your local health food store
  1. C D Silva,
  2. D P D’Cruz
  1. The Louise Coote Lupus Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    D P D’Cruz
    The Louise Coote Lupus Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; david.d’cruz{at}

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Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 is a highly water-soluble vitamin that plays an important part in the functioning of many enzymes, especially those involved in amino acid metabolism. A normal adult will require 1–2 mg of pyridoxine per day. This is adequately supplied by a normal diet. Requirements are increased in pregnancy, in malnourished patients and in patients who are taking drugs that cause a depletion of pyridoxine— for …

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