Calcium Pantothenate

Indications

Calcium Pantothenate is used as a calcium supplement, dietary supplements, burning feet syndrome, greying hair, peripheral neuritis, muscular cramps.

Therapeutic Class

Minerals in bone formation, Specific mineral preparations

Pharmacology

Calcium is used to prevent or treat negative calcium balance. It also helps facilitate nerve and muscle performance as well as normal cardiac function. Bone mineral component; cofoactor in enzymatic reactions, essential for neurotransmission, muscle contraction, and many signal transduction pathways.

Dosage & Administration

Slow intravenous or deep intramuscular as required or as directed by physician.

Interaction

There are no known drug interactions and none well documented.

Contraindications

Contraindicated in patients with hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria.

Side Effects

Mild gastrointestinal disturbances, bradicardia, arrythmia and irritation after IV injection

Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category-C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks

Precautions & Warnings

Renal impairment, sarcoidosis, concurrent administration of thiazide diuretics may increase the risk of hypercalcaemia.