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D-Panthenol

INFORMATION

Uses

D-Panthenol is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

D-Panthenol is a synthetic form of water soluble vitamin B5. When applied topically, D-Panthenol is absorbed by the skin where it is converted into pantothenic acid. It is required to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA) as well as is important for as well as to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

Expert advice

D- panthenol (vitamin B5) should preferably be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
Do not take D-Panthenol, if you are allergic to it.
Do not take dexpanthenol, a derivative of pantothenic acid, if you have hemophilia or gastrointestinal blockage. Immediately consult a doctor, if you get rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
Tell your doctor before taking D-Panthenol:
  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.

Frequently asked questions

D-Panthenol

Q.What is D-panthenol / Is D-Panthenol natural/ good for hair?
D-Panthenol is a synthetic form of water soluble vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid). It is used as an ingredient in hair and skin products. It is particularly good for fine hair but may not be suitable for hair loss or thinning

Q.What does D-Panthenol do?
D-Panthenol is required to synthesize coenzyme-A (CoA) as well as is important to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats

Q.Where does D- Panthenol come from?
Panthenol is made in lab from D-Pantolactone, which is found in honey. Panthenol is turned intopantothenic acid in a living cell, such as a human being's skin cells

Q.Is D-Panthenol safe?
D-Panthenol is quite safe if taken at recommended doses and duration

Q.Is D-calcium pantothenate calcium/ safe/made from?
D-calcium pantothenate is a calcium salt of dextrorotatory isomer of pantothenic acid. It is generally safe if taken at recommended dose and duration. It is synthetically prepared.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)