Calcium Pantothenate

Description

Calcium Pantothenate is the calcium salt of pantothenic acid and is used in a combination with other vitamins to treat vitamin deficiency conditions. It may also be used in a combination with other vitamins to lower the levels of lipids and cholesterol in the body. The individual use of this supplement in any condition is not approved.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Calcium Pantothenate

  • Severe skin rash and hives
  • Blistering and peeling of skin
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Uses of Calcium Pantothenate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pantothenic acid deficiency
  • Dietary Supplement
  • Hair fall and Premature greying of hair
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken by this supplement to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this supplement remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This supplement is considered safe for consumption by pregnant women within the recommended dietary allowance. However, it must be used only when necessary and only after consulting your doctor.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is considered safe for consumption by breastfeeding women within the recommended dietary allowance. However, it must be used only when necessary and only after consulting your doctor.

Allergy

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of allergy to calcium pantothenate, pantothenic acid, or any other ingredient present in the formulation.

Hemophilia

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with hemophilia, a group of inherited bleeding disorders that cause abnormal or excess bleeding and poor blood clotting, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with conditions like a gastrointestinal blockage, ulcers, bleeding in the stomach or the intestines due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This supplement is considered safe for consumption by pregnant women within the recommended dietary allowance. However, it must be used only when necessary and only after consulting your doctor.

Breast-feeding

This supplement is considered safe for consumption by breastfeeding women within the recommended dietary allowance. However, it must be used only when necessary and only after consulting your doctor.
General warnings

Other medicines or supplements

Calcium Pantothenate may interact with many other supplements and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines and supplements including any herbs you take before beginning treatment with this supplement.

Other uses

This supplement may be prescribed alone or in a combination with other medicines/supplements for a host of other conditions. However, no clinical investigations have been performed to establish the usefulness of this supplement in such cases.

Blood disorders

This supplement should be used with caution in patients with an active disorder of the blood like anemia, thrombocytopenia, blood clotting disorders, etc. due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Gastrointestinal disorders

This supplement should be used with caution in patients with a history of any gastrointestinal disorders due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Food sources

It is recommended to first make a dietary modification to treat the deficiency of pantothenic acid. Use of this supplement should happen only when a change in diet is unable to bring the concentration to a satisfactory level.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this supplement generally does not cause any severe symptoms except diarrhea. However, if you experience any unusual symptoms, contact your doctor for further instructions.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this supplement with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this supplement without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine has antioxidant properties and protects cells from oxidative damage. It also aids in the synthesis of coenzyme A, which is essential for fatty acid synthesis and degradation (metabolism).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

Calcium pantothenate [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/calcium_pantothenate#section=Top

Office of Dietary Supplements - Pantothenic Acid [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

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

Pantothenic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01783

Pantothenic Acid: MedlinePlus Supplements [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 27 December 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/853.html

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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Jan 2019

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