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Generic Name
Pantothenic Acid
Trade Name
Pantothenic Acid
Risk Category
A*
  • Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate risk on fetus.
  • Possibility of fetal harm seems appears remote.
The risk category will be C only if used in doses above the RDA.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Known also as vitamin B5.
  • Water-soluble B complex vitamin.
  • Recommended daily allowance (rda) in pregnancy is 10.0 mg.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • Newborn levels are greater than maternal levels and low-birth weight infants have lower levels.
  • No maternal or fetal complications for its use have been reported.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • Supplementation only required for women with inadequate nutritional intake.
  • Unknown rda in lactation.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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