Para-aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
Type of Drug:
Accessory food factor naturally associated with B-complex vitamins.
How the Drug Works:
A component of several important biochemical processes, PABA and KPAB, working by undefined mechanisms, may prevent or reduce inappropriate fibrosis (making of fibrous tissue). It has no nutrient value. It is not a true vitamin.
KPAB only - To treat scleroderma, dermatologists, morphea, linear scleroderma, pemphigus, and Peyronie disease.
Do not use in the following situations: allergy to PABA or KPAB sulfonamide anti-infective therapy, concurrent Use with caution in the following situations: appetite loss nausea kidney disease or impairment
Pregnancy: Adequate studies have not been done in pregnant women. on only if clearly needed and potential benefits outweigh the possible hard's to the fetus.
Breastfeeding: It is not known if PABA appears in breast milk. Consult you" doctor before you begin breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or if you are planning 1o take any over-the-counter or prescription medications or dietary supplements with PABA or KPAB. Doses of one or both drugs may should to be modified or a different drug may need to be prescribed. the following drugs and drug classes interact with PABA or KPAB. dapsonesulfonamides (eg, sulfisoxazole)
Every drug is capable of producing side effects. Many PABA or KPAB users xperience no, or minor, side effects. The frequency and severity of side effects depend on many factors including dose, duration of therapy, and Individual susceptibility. Possible side effects include:
Digestive Tract: Loss of appetite; nausea; vomiting; stomach upset.
Other: Fever; itching; rash; decreased white blood cell count; liver toxicity.
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