PANTOTHENIC ACID

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Protonix

GENERIC NAME(S): PANTOTHENIC ACID

 

Description: Pantothenic acid is a vitamin B (vit B5)  substance, that supplements the lack of this vitamin from the food.

Pharmacokinetics:

Absorption: Readily absorbed from the GI tract after oral admin.

Distribution: Widely distributed in body tissues and breast milk.

Excretion: About 70% (excreted unchanged in the urine) and 30% (faeces).

Pantothenic acid is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in appropriate amounts. The recommended amount for adults is 5 mg per day. Even larger amounts seem to be safe for some people, but taking larger amounts increases the chance of having side effects such as diarrhea.

 

Dexpanthenol, a derivative of pantothenic acid, is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin, used as a nasal spray, or injected as a shot into the muscle appropriately, short-term.

 

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pantothenic acid is LIKELY SAFE when taken in recommended amounts of 6 mg per day during pregnancy and 7 mg per day during breast-feeding. However, it is not known if taking more than this amount is safe. Avoid using larger amounts of pantothenic acid.

 

Children: Pantothenic acid is POSSIBLY SAFE for children when taken by mouth appropriately.

 

Hemophila: Do not take dexpanthenol, a derivative of pantothenic acid, if you have hemophila. It might extend the time it takes for bleeding to stop.

 

Stomach blockage: Do not take dexpanthenol, a derivative of pantothenic acid, if you have a gastrointestinal blockage.

We currently have no information for Pantothenic acid Interactions

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

 

BY MOUTH:

  • As a dietary supplement: 5-10 mg of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).

Recommended daily intakes for pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) are as follows: Infants 0-6 months, 1.7 mg; infants 7-12 months, 1.8 mg; children 1-3 years, 2 mg; children 4-8 years, 3 mg; children 9-13 years, 4 mg; men and women 14 years and older, 5 mg; pregnant women, 6 mg; and breastfeeding women, 7 mg.

Protonix

Related Articles

VAMCEE

Sodium ascorbate is a mineral salt of ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C. It's used as a dietary supplement [...]

UNASYN ORAL

Unasyn Oral is typically known as an intravenous medication. It is the combination antibiotic drug containing ampicillin and sulbactam. It's [...]

TAREG

Tareg (valsartan) is primarily prescribed for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. It may be used [...]