What is Calcium Pantothenate used for?
Calcium Pantothenate capsule, tablet, injection is used for the treatment of the following:
- Hypocalcaemia (decreased calcium levels)
- Postmenopausal osteoporosis
- Vitamin B5 Deficiency
Calcium Pantothenate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Calcium Pantothenate work?
Calcium Pantothenate is used as a nutritional supplement. Calcium Pantothenate acts by metabolizing proteins, carbohydrates and lipids in the human body. It also acts by synthesizing acetylcholine, steroids and porphyrins required for the human body.
How to use Calcium Pantothenate?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Calcium Pantothenate capsule, tablet, injection as prescribed by your doctor.
- Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule.
- Calcium Pantothenate injection should be administered only under medical supervision.
If you miss a dose of Calcium Pantothenate, please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Calcium Pantothenate?
Consult the doctor for the possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Calcium Pantothenate?
The most common side effects of Calcium Pantothenate include the following:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Calcium Pantothenate?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Calcium Pantothenate or similar drugs.
- Avoid Calcium Pantothenate during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Calcium Pantothenate.
You are advised not to use Calcium Pantothenate if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before using Calcium Pantothenate?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver disease.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
- Notify your doctor if you become pregnant while using Calcium Pantothenate.
Frequently Asked Questions about Calcium Pantothenate
- How should Calcium Pantothenate be stored
- Is it safe to alter the dose of the Calcium Pantothenate
- What are the natural sources of Calcium Pantothenate?
It should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30 °c) away from light, heat and moisture.
No. It is not advised to alter the dose of the Calcium Pantothenate unless suggested by the doctor.
The natural sources of Calcium Pantothenate include whole grain cereals, eggs, meat, avocado, yoghurt and legumes.
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