Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 14, 2020.
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- Calcium Pantothenate
- Vitamin B5
Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling.
Panto-250: 250 mg
Generic: 100 mg, 200 mg, 500 mg
Tablet, Oral [preservative free]:
Generic: 500 mg
Brand Names: U.S.
- Panto-250 [OTC]
- Vitamin, Water Soluble
Pantothenic acid is required for the synthesis and maintenance of coenzyme A.
Absorbed in the intestine
Hydrolyzed in the intestine to coenzyme A
Use: Labeled Indications
OTC labeling: Dietary supplement: One tablet daily
Refer to adult dosing.
Dietary adequate intake (AI) (IOM 1998):
1 to 6 months: 1.7 mg/day
7 to 12 months: 1.8 mg/day
1 to 3 years: 2 mg/day
4 to 8 years: 3 mg/day
9 to 13 years: 4 mg/day
≥14 years: 5 mg/day
Pregnancy: 6 mg/day
Lactation: 7 mg/day
There are no known significant interactions.
Water soluble vitamins cross the placenta (IOM, 1998).
What is this drug used for?
• This vitamin is used to prevent or treat pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) deficiency.
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