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Generic Name: pantothenate (vitamin B5) (pan toe THEH nate)
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What is pantothenate?

Pantothenate is vitamin B5. Vitamins are naturally occurring substances necessary for many processes in the body. Pantothenate is important for the breakdown of the foods we eat into substances the body can use. Pantothenate is also important in the creation of hormones and other substances in the body.

Pantothenate is used to prevent and to treat deficiencies of pantothenate.

Pantothenate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about pantothenate?

Do not take more pantothenate than is prescribed for you or than is directed on the package.

Who should not take pantothenate?

Before taking pantothenate, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional if you have any other medical conditions, allergies, or if you take other medicines or other herbal/health supplements.

It is not known whether pantothenate will harm an unborn baby. Do not take pantothenate without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is also not known whether pantothenate will harm a nursing infant. Do not take pantothenate without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

How should I take pantothenate?

Take pantothenate exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water. Do not take more pantothenate than is prescribed for you or than is directed on the package. Store pantothenate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

What happens if I overdose?

It is not known whether an overdose of pantothenate is dangerous. If you suspect an overdose, call a doctor or a poison control center for advice.

What should I avoid while taking pantothenate?

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activities while you are taking pantothenate unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Pantothenate side effects

Stop taking pantothenate and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect pantothenate?

It is not known whether other drugs will interact with pantothenate. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines or herbal/health supplements.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider may have more information about pantothenate.

  • Consultation with a licensed health care professional is advisable before using any herbal/health supplement. Additionally, consultation with a practitioner trained in the uses of herbal/health supplements may be beneficial and coordination of treatment among all health care providers involved may be advantageous. Remember, keep this and all other prescription drug products, over-the-counter drug products, and herbal/health supplements out of the reach of children.
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