Review: could Vitamin B6 cause Anxiety?


Anxiety is found among people who take Vitamin B6, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin E, and have Pain . We study 3,499 people who have side effects while taking Vitamin b6 from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Vitamin B6

Vitamin b6 has active ingredients of pyridoxine. It is often used in vitamin supplementation. (latest outcomes from Vitamin b6 3,603 users)


Anxiety has been reported by people with pain, drug ineffective, diarrhea, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 223,131 Anxiety patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

3,499 people reported to have side effects when taking Vitamin B6.
Among them, 89 people (2.54%) have Anxiety

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Vitamin b6 cause Anxiety?

Time on Vitamin B6 when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Vitamin B6 *:

  • female: 60.23 %
  • male: 39.77 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Vitamin B6 *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.43 %
  • 20-29: 11.43 %
  • 30-39: 8.57 %
  • 40-49: 17.14 %
  • 50-59: 20.0 %
  • 60+: 41.43 %

Severity if Anxiety when taking Vitamin B6 **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Anxiety **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (11 people)
  • Depression (10 people)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (8 people)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (7 people)
  • Arthritis (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin E (20 people)
  • Zometa (19 people)
  • Vitamin B12 (19 people)
  • Folic Acid (19 people)
  • Oxycontin (16 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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