Uses

This medication is used to treat certain skin disorders (e.g., dermatomyositis, scleroderma, Peyronie's disease). It helps make your skin more flexible and softens plaques. Potassium para-aminobenzoate is thought to work by increasing the use of oxygen in the skin.

How to use Potaba

Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food, usually 4 to 6 times daily or as directed by your doctor.

If you are using the tablet form, first crush the prescribed number of tablets and dissolve in a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of cold water or juice. Stir well and drink the entire mixture right away.

If you are using capsules, take your prescribed dose with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water, juice, or milk to lessen stomach upset.

If you are using the powder in packet form, mix your dose in a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of cold water or citrus juice. Stir well to dissolve, and drink the entire mixture right away. If you use water to prepare the mixture, you may also drink a citrus or carbonated beverage after taking each dose to wash away the taste of the medication.

Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. It may take 2 months or more before you notice an improvement in symptoms.

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