Details About Generic Salt ::  Riboflav

Main Medicine Class:: Vitamin   

Class: Vitamin


Drugs Class ::

 Action Is converted in body to coenzyme necessary in oxidation reduction. Also necessary in maintaining integrity of RBCs.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Prevention and treatment of riboflavin deficiency.

Drug Dose ::



ADULTS: PO 1.4 to 1.8 mg (men), 1.2 to 1.3 mg (women), 1.6 to 1.8 mg (pregnant or lactating women). CHILDREN: PO 0.8 to 1.2 mg/day.

Treatment of Deficiency

ADULTS: PO 5 to 10 mg/day. CHILDREN: PO 2 to 10 mg/day.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications None well documented.

Drug Precautions ::


Pregnancy: Category A. (Category C in doses that exceed the RDA.) Lactation: Excreted in breast milk. Deficiency: Riboflavin deficiency rarely occurs alone; often associated with deficiency of other B vitamins and protein.


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

GU: Yellow-orange discoloration of urine.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Is converted in body to coenzyme necessary in oxidation reduction. Also necessary in maintaining integrity of RBCs.

Drug Interactions ::

 Interactions None well documented.

Drug Assesment ::


  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies.
  • Assess for deficiency of other B vitamins and protein.
  • Evaluate diet history.
  • Perform nutritional assessment if indicated.

Drug Storage/Management ::


  • May be given IM or IV as component of multivitamin.
  • Administer with food for optimal absorption.
  • Store in cool place in light-resistant container.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • Instruct patient to take medication with meals to increase drug absorption.
  • Inform patient that urine may turn yellow-orange color.
  • Advise patient to take only recommended dose.
  • Teach patient about nutritious diet and refer to dietitian if necessary.
  • Review diet of foods high in riboflavin (B2): eggs, organ meats, whole grain cereals and breads, green vegetables, mushrooms, avocadoes, kidney beans, cashews, chestnuts, cheeses.

Disclaimer ::

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