Potaba is a pharmaceutical prescription “drug”.
It is, actually, just the pharmaceutical version of the B vitamin: P-Aminobenzoate (PABA).
That’s all it is.
In this article, we will only be talking about it’s use for a bent or curved penis caused by Peyronies Disease.
Even though Potaba is actually a vitamin, the reason it is given by prescription, in my guess, is because it is administered in very high doses. Much higher than in a normal high potency vitamin pill.
In fact, by prescription, the average dose is 12 grams (12,000 mgs.), in 500 mg pills, 24 pills per day (yes, twenty four), six at a time.
If you buy it in the drug store, it will cost you about $480 per month. If you buy the vitamin PABA in the same size tablet, in a vitamin shop, it will cost you about $48 a month.
I have yet to see that one is different from the other either in chemistry or performance.
PABA, is a vitamin that has many functions in the human body.
One of the things it can do is prevent or reverse abnormal fibrous tissue.
And, that is the reason it has been used on Peyronies disease in massive pharmaceutical doses.
The problem with using it (in drug or vitamin form) is that it doesn't really work when you’re trying to straighten a bent or curved penis with it.
Studies were done over a period ranging from 3 months to six years.
They found that deformity may diminish. The plaque size may decrease. But, will you have a nice straight penis again? Not according to the studies.
However, you will spend close to $5,000 for a year’s supply of the prescription and risk some unpleasant side effects that I will get into shortly.
In plain and simple English: It may stabilize your condition (prevent it from getting worse). BUT: it doesn’t really work for straightening your curved penis.
Here’s the reference: Zarafonetis, C. J. D., and Horrax, T.M.: Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease with POTABA, Journ. of Urology 81:770-772 (June 1959). ref: Horrax, Trudeau M.: Peyronie’s Disease, Scientific Exhibit, Amer. Urological Assn. Annl. Meet., New Orleans, May 1965.
The worst side effect from the massive use of PABA, that seems to be common, is possible Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
The massive dosing of this drug/vitamin may also cause a rash, fever, or in very rare instances liver damage.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) itself is no fun either. Hypoglycemia can cause:
If your blood sugar gets too low you may faint, have seizures/convulsions, or possibly even go into a coma.
If your blood sugar gets low enough you can die.
If you get any severe side effects you should seek medical attention right away, whether you have used it as a prescription or as a vitamin.
Sever Allergic Reaction may include: (tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, fever, rash, swelling of the face, mouth, lips, or tongue, itching, hives, nausea, loss of appetite.
Potaba, or PABA, interferes with some antibiotics. Sulfa drugs in particular.
The warnings include: “DO NOT USE Potaba if you are using a sulfonamide medication such as sulfamethoxazole.”
Before you start using it tell your doctor of you are using a sulfa antibiotic such as (but not limited to): Cotrim, Septra, Trimpex, SMX/TMP, Bactrim, Proloprim
Also notify you doctor first if you already suffer from Diabetes, Kidney Disease, or Chronic Hypoglycemia. Or, if you are allergic to any drugs.
If any of that applies to you, you may not be able to use it in either pharmaceutical or vitamin form.
The whole point of all that lovely information is this:
1) PABA, in drug or vitamin form, is not going to give you a straight penis.
2) You could wind up with hypoglycemia and the unpleasant or even life threatening side effects that low blood sugar can cause.
3) You just plain do not need it when you are trying to straighten your curved penis.
The Safest and Most Effective method used for straightening a bent or curved penis caused by Peyronies Disease (or anything else, for that matter) is call “correct penis traction”.
Correct penis traction has been
and is medically endorsed and recommended
in 29 countries worldwide.
Also: Correct penis traction is inexpensive and, with a proper device, you do it yourself.
And, you don’t have the possible unpleasant side effects associated with massive amounts of PABA.
It just doesn’t seem to make any sense to use this drug/vitamin for a bent or curved penis caused by Peyronies disease.
Potaba has been shown not to be effective in really straightening a bent or curved penis.*
* ref: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Eur Urol. 2005 Apr;47(4):530-5; discussion 535-6.
So why use it?
I think because we all would like to be able to pop some pills and have all our problems disappear.
It’s not a reality though.
And, why risk all the unpleasant and possibly dangerous side effects of Potaba, and spend thousands of dollars unnecessarily, when it has proven only marginally effective?
Especially when there is a safe, clinically proven, method that works 99% of the time.