Name: Rodex

US Brand Name

  1. Aminoxin
  2. Pyri-500
  3. Rodex
  4. Vitabee 6


Studies in women suggest that this medication poses minimal risk to the infant when used during breastfeeding.

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Aminoxin
  • Pyri-500
  • Rodex
  • Vitabee 6

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Injectable
  • Solution
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Tablet, Enteric Coated

Therapeutic Class: Nutritive Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Vitamin B (class)

Importance of Diet

For good health, it is important that you eat a balanced and varied diet. Follow carefully any diet program your health care professional may recommend. For your specific dietary vitamin and/or mineral needs, ask your health care professional for a list of appropriate foods. If you think that you are not getting enough vitamins and/or minerals in your diet, you may choose to take a dietary supplement.

Pyridoxine is found in various foods, including meats, bananas, lima beans, egg yolks, peanuts, and whole-grain cereals. Pyridoxine is not lost from food during ordinary cooking, although some other forms of vitamin B 6 are.

Vitamins alone will not take the place of a good diet and will not provide energy. Your body also needs other substances found in food such as protein, minerals, carbohydrates, and fat. Vitamins themselves often cannot work without the presence of other foods.

The daily amount of pyridoxine needed is defined in several different ways.

    For U.S.—
  • Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are the amount of vitamins and minerals needed to provide for adequate nutrition in most healthy persons. RDAs for a given nutrient may vary depending on a person's age, sex, and physical condition (e.g., pregnancy).
  • Daily Values (DVs) are used on food and dietary supplement labels to indicate the percent of the recommended daily amount of each nutrient that a serving provides. DV replaces the previous designation of United States Recommended Daily Allowances (USRDAs).
    For Canada—
  • Recommended Nutrient Intakes (RNIs) are used to determine the amounts of vitamins, minerals, and protein needed to provide adequate nutrition and lessen the risk of chronic disease.

Normal daily recommended intakes for pyridoxine are generally defined as follows:

  • Infants and children—
    • Birth to 3 years of age: 0.3 to 1 milligram (mg).
    • 4 to 6 years of age: 1.1 mg.
    • 7 to 10 years of age: 1.4 mg.
  • Adolescent and adult males—1.7 to 2 mg.
  • Adolescent and adult females—1.4 to 1.6 mg.
  • Pregnant females—2.2 mg.
  • Breast-feeding females—2.1 mg.

Proper Use of pyridoxine

This section provides information on the proper use of a number of products that contain pyridoxine. It may not be specific to Rodex. Please read with care.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage forms (capsules, tablets, oral solution):
    • To prevent deficiency, the amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intakes:
      • Adult and teenage males—1.7 to 2 milligrams (mg) per day.
      • Adult and teenage females—1.4 to 1.6 mg per day.
      • Pregnant females—2.2 mg per day.
      • Breast-feeding females—2.1 mg per day.
      • Children 7 to 10 years of age—1.4 mg per day.
      • Children 4 to 6 years of age—1.1 mg per day.
      • Children birth to 3 years of age—0.3 to 1 mg per day.
    • To treat deficiency:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children—Treatment dose is determined by prescriber for each individual based on the severity of deficiency.

To use the extended-release capsule form of this dietary supplement:

  • Swallow the capsule whole.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew before swallowing.
  • If the capsule is too large to swallow, you may mix the contents of the capsule with jam or jelly and swallow without chewing.

To use the extended-release tablet form of this dietary supplement:

  • Swallow the tablet whole.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew before swallowing.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.


Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.