pantothenic acid (generic name)
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What is this medicine?PANTOTHENIC ACID (PAN to THEN ik AS id) is a naturally occurring vitamin found in beans, peas, meat, poultry, fish, and whole-grain cereal. It is part of the B complex group of vitamins. This vitamin aids in the release of energy in cells and helps support a healthy nervous system.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to B vitamins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be used in children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Interactions are not expected.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Make sure you have a proper diet. Taking this vitamin does not replace the need for a balanced diet.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.