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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

Vitamin B6

NVP Counsellor
Date: 2008-01-11

Question:
Hi There, I am 5 weeks pregnant (2nd) pregnancy) and have been taking a vitamin b complex which has 100mg of vitamin b6. I have been taking this for several months now as I am breastfeeding my toddler as well. I have suddenly become aware that maybe I have been taking too much, and wondering if there is a toxic level. I am really worried that I have harmed my baby.... any information will be helpful thank you

Answer:
Taking 100mg of Vitamin B6/daily should not be harmful to your unborn baby. The safety of Vitamin B6 during pregnancy has been confirmed at up to 200 mg/day.

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