Drug Index

Riboflavin

 
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Synonym :

Vitamin B2

Mechanism :

It is a B complex vitamin. Riboflavin deficiency causes stomatitis, cheilitis. It is used in the treatment of ariboflavinosis.


Indication :

• Vitamin B2 deficiency


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity, Pregnancy.


Dosing :

RDA:

0-6 months: 0.3 mg/day

5-12 months: 0.4 mg/day

1-3 years: 0.5 mg/day

3-8 years: 0.6 mg/day

8-13 years: 0.9 mg/day

13-18 years: (Male) 1.3 mg/day; (Female) 1 mg/day.

Riboflavin Deficiency:

<3 years: Not established.

3-12 years: 3-10 mg/day PO in divided doses.

>12 years: 6-30 mg/day PO in divided doses.


Adverse Effect :

Yellow orange urine.


Interaction :

Caution with golden seal.


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