Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (Paba)

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Antibiotics (Sulfonamide antibiotics)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) can decrease the effectiveness of certain antibiotics called sulfonamides.

Some of these antibiotics include sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol), sulfasalazine (Azulfidine), sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin), and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra).



Dapsone (Avlosulfon)
Interaction Rating: Major Do not take this combination.

Dapsone (Avlosulfon) is used as an antibiotic. Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) might decrease the effectiveness of dapsone (Avlosulfon) for treating infections.



Cortisone (Cortisone Acetate)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

The body breaks down cortisone to get rid of it. Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) might decrease how quickly the body breaks down cortisone. Taking PABA by mouth and getting a cortisone shot might increase the effects and side effects of cortisone.

Dosing considerations for Para-aminobenzoic Acid (paba).

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

APPLIED TO THE SKIN:
  • To prevent sunburn: PABA sunscreens come in concentrations of 1% to 15%.

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