Who should take vitamin B6?

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People who have a deficiency of vitamin B6 in their diet may be advised by their physicians to take vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) tablets as a supplement. Similarly, people who have problems with vitamin absorption, alcoholism or who are taking medications that interfere with vitamin B6 levels may also need to take vitamin B6 supplements. A doctor may prescribe vitamin B6 to treat some seizures in infants and certain types of anemia. People with heart disease may be prescribed vitamin to reduce high levels of homocysteine in their blood.

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