Pantethine might increase concentrations of some chemicals that lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.
People use pantethine for lowering levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also used for athletic performance and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In Japan and China, pantethine is available as a prescription drug for hyperlipidemia. Don't confuse pantethine with pantothenic acid. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
- High levels of lipoproteins in the blood (hyperlipoproteinemia). Taking pantethine by mouth might modestly lower triglycerides, total cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol, and raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol, in people with this inherited condition. But it doesn't seem to work as well as conventional drugs.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if pantethine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Bleeding disorders: Pantethine might slow blood clotting. This might increase the risk of severe bleeding in patients with bleeding disorders. If you have a bleeding disorder, talk to your healthcare provider before starting pantethine.
Surgery: Pantethine might slow blood clotting. This might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using pantethine at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with PANTETHINE
Pantethine might slow blood clotting. Taking pantethine along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Be cautious with this combination
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