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Potassium aminobenzoate oral

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


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This medication is used to treat certain skin disorders. Also known as PABA, it is used to make your skin more flexible.

How To Use

This medication should be taken with food. Tablets should be taken with plenty of liquid to help minimize stomach upset. The powder must be diluted in water as directed before swallowing.

Side Effects

This medication may cause stomach upset and loss of appetite. If this occurs, stop taking this medication until your stomach feels better again. Notify your doctor if you develop: fever, rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease, diabetes or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), allergies (especially drug allergies). Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or nursing before taking this medication.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: dapsone, sulfa drugs (e.g., sulfisoxazole). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea and vomiting.


This medication is not a vitamin, but small amounts are found naturally in cereal, eggs, milk and meats.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.