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Vitamin B6 deficiency caused by the use of levodopa.

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Summary of "Vitamin B6 deficiency caused by the use of levodopa."

There are indications that the use of levodopa/carbidopa can cause symptomatic vitamin B6 deficiency. However, this has only been described for patients who used the product in the form of an intestinal gel.

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Name: Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
ISSN: 1876-8784
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