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Aminobenzoate (By mouth)

Aminobenzoate (a-mee-noe-BEN-zoe-ate)

Treats certain skin and connective tissue diseases. This medicine is a form of vitamin B.

Brand Name(s):

M2 Potassium, Potaba

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to aminobenzoate. You should not use this medicine if you are also using a sulfonamide antibiotic such as trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, Bactrim®, Cotrim®, or Septra®.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Liquid, Tablet

  • Take your medicine as directed.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
  • Drink a full glass (8 ounces) of water when you take this medicine.
  • Mix the powder form with one cup (8 ounces) of water or juice before you take this medicine.

If a dose is missed:

  • You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have a kidney disease.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Fever.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Nausea or loss of appetite.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 4/4/2014
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