Riboflavin, Vitamin B2 tablets
What are riboflavin tablets?
RIBOFLAVIN (Vitamin B2) is a naturally occurring vitamin found in milk, meat, eggs, nuts, enriched flour, and green vegetables. Riboflavin treats vitamin B2 deficiency. Riboflavin deficiency can cause itching, burning eyes; increased sensitivity of the eyes to light; mouth sores; and peeling of the skin on the nose and scrotum. Generic riboflavin tablets are available.
What should my health care professional know before I take riboflavin?
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to B vitamins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take riboflavin tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, skip that dose. Continue with your next scheduled dose.
What drug(s) may interact with riboflavin?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What should I watch for while taking riboflavin?
Make sure you have a proper diet. Taking riboflavin tablets does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that contain riboflavin include: milk, meat, eggs, nuts, enriched flour, and green vegetables.
What side effects may I notice from taking riboflavin?
The recommended daily allowance of riboflavin does not cause any serious side effects.
A minor side effect of riboflavin:
bright yellow urine
This is no cause for alarm.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.