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Generic Name: potassium aminobenzoate (po TAS ee um a MEE noe BEN zoe ate)
Brand Name: Potaba
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Drug Information:
Potaba is a form of Vitamin B, which supports many important body functions. Potaba works by softening the skin or tissues and raising oxygen levels in tissues of the body. Potaba is used to treat conditions that cause skin or tissues to harden, including scleroderma (skler-oh-DERM-a), dermatomyositis (der-mat-oh-mye-oh-SYE-tis), and Peyronie's (pe-ROE-neez) disease. Potaba may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Potaba Side Effects

Potaba Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about potassium aminobenzoate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Potaba.

Applies to potassium aminobenzoate: oral capsule

Along with its needed effects, potassium aminobenzoate (the active ingredient contained in Potaba) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking potassium aminobenzoate:

Less common or rare

  • Chills
  • fever
  • skin rash
  • sore throat

Symptoms of low blood sugar

  • Anxiety
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • cool pale skin
  • difficulty in concentration
  • drowsiness
  • excessive hunger
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • shakiness
  • unsteady walk
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of potassium aminobenzoate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Loss of appetite
  • nausea

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

More about Potaba (potassium aminobenzoate)

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  • Drug class: oral nutritional supplements

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  • Potaba (Potassium P-Aminobenzoate Powder)

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

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