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Revised: 11/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
PANTETHIN Fine granules 50% "KN"
 Active ingredient:
Pantethine
 Dosage form:
white to faint yellow fine granules
 Print on wrapping:
パンテチン細粒50%「KN」, 500mg/g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is the precursor of coenzyme A (CoA). It exhibits the following effects: lowering serum total cholesterol/neutral fat, increasing serum HDL-cholesterol, stimulating fatty acid oxidation, enhancing metabolism of cholesterol sticking to the walls of blood vessels, improving platelets counts and stimulating motor activity of intestinal tract.
It is usually used to prevent and to treat pantothenic acid deficiency, and hyperlipidemia, eczema, constipation and blood disease associated with pantothenic acid deficiency.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Pantothenic acid deficiency, or when the demand of pantothenic acid increases: In general, for adults, take 0.06 to 0.36 g (30 to 180 mg of the active ingredient) in 1 to 3 divided doses a day.
    Improvement of atonic constipation, blood disease-induced platelet count, and bleeding tendency
    : In general, for adults, take 0.6 to 1.2 g (300 to 600 mg of the active ingredient) in 1 to 3 divided doses a day.
    Hyperlipidemia
    : In general, for adults, take 0.4 g (200 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
    In any case, the dose may be adjusted according to your age and symptom. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea and loose stool. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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