Who should take pyridoxine?

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Individuals who have a vitamin B6 deficiency should take pyridoxine. Certain conditions may make you more likely to have a vitamin B6 deficiency, and thus require pyridoxine: alcoholism, burns, diarrhea, dialysis, heart or liver disease, intestinal problems, overactive thyroid, stress, serious injuries, a long-term illness or stomach removal. Infants who are feeding on unfortified formula may require pyridoxine. Pyridoxine has been suggested to treat acne, intoxication from alcohol, asthma, hemorrhoids, kidney stones, mental problems, headaches, nausea from headaches and menstrual issues as well as possibly stimulate appetite or lactation. However, these claims are not well proven, so if you are considering taking pyridoxine for one of these reasons, talk to your doctor first.