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Should I let my doctor know I take vitamin B5?

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is generally safe, but always talk to your doctor before taking any supplement or drug. If you're not getting enough vitamin B5 in your diet, your doctor will probably let you know. Be sure to consult your doctor before taking this or any other supplement if you're pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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