Pyridoxine neuropathy

Med J Aust. 1987 Jun 15;146(12):640-2. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.1987.tb120445.x.


A case of sensory neuropathy in a young woman due to long-term ingestion of pyridoxine, with subsequent recovery, is described. Pyridoxine neuropathy may occur after the long-term ingestion of doses as low as 200 mg a day. Because of its widespread use in the community, both the general public and the medical community need to be aware of this recently described complication of megavitamin therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neural Conduction / drug effects
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Pyridoxine / adverse effects*


  • Pyridoxine