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Homocysteine (cont.)

How can homocysteine levels be lowered?

The treatment for homocysteinuria (elevated homocysteine levels in the urine) is vitamin supplementation with pyridoxine (vitamin B6), vitamin B12, and folic acid. The effects of vitamin treatment may be monitored by routine, scheduled blood tests.

Some patients do not respond to the vitamin supplementation and are considered pyridoxine-resistant. A diet low in methionine is recommended in addition to the B vitamins.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2015

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