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Pantothenic Acid

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 23, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • Acide D-Pantothénique
  • Acide Pantothénique
  • Alcool Pantothénylique
  • Antidermatitis Vitamin
  • B Complex Vitamin
  • Calcii Pantothenas
  • Calcium D-Pantothenate
  • Calcium Pantothenate
  • Calcium-Pantothenate
  • Complexe de Vitamines B
  • D(+)-alpha-(-dihydroxy-beta,beta-dimethylbutyryl-beta-alanaine)
  • D-Calcium Pantothenate
  • D-Panthenol
  • D-Panthénol
  • D-Pantothenic Acid
  • D-Pantothenyl Alcohol
  • D-Pantothénate de Calcium
  • Dexpanthenol
  • Dexpanthenolum
  • Dexpanthénol
  • Pantethine
  • Panthenol
  • Panthénol
  • Pantothenate
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Pantothenol
  • Pantothenylol
  • Pantothénate
  • Pantothénate de Calcium
  • Pantéthine
  • Vitamin B-5
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamine B5
  • Ácido Pantoténico

What is this product used for?

Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 may help some people with certain types of cholesterol problems. It may help with acne.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.

  • Take extra care when taking this product if you are taking the vitamin biotin.

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Rash

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Very bad loose stools

Where can I learn more?

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/PantothenicAcid-Consumer/

Last Reviewed Date

2022-04-13

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