Vit B2 Pharmacology

Vit B2

About Vit B2
Mechanism of Action of Vit B2
Riboflavin exerts it`s action by influencing metabolic reactions. Riboflavin functions in the forms of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), and flavin mononucleotide (FMN) which are coenzymes for flavoproteins involved in many oxidation-reduction reactions. Both FMN and FAD play a vital metabolic role in numerous tissue respiration systems. Riboflavin also directly involves in maintaining erythrocyte integrity.
Pharmacokinets of Vit B2
Absorption: Well absorbed orally; bioavailability increases when administer along with food.
Distribution: Widely distributed in the tissues and limited amount is stored in the liver, spleen, kidneys, and heart. It crosses the placenta and also secreted in to the breast milk.
Metabolism: Phosphorylated in the intestine, liver and other tissues to FMN and metabolized in to FAD the liver.
Excretion: Larger doses are excreted unchanged in urine.
Onset of Action for Vit B2
Duration of Action for Vit B2
Half Life of Vit B2
66 to 84 minutes
Side Effects of Vit B2
1. Bright yellow urine with higher doses
Contra-indications of Vit B2
No known contraindications.
Special Precautions while taking Vit B2
Pregnancy Related Information
May be used
Old Age Related Information
May be used
Breast Feeding Related Information
May be used
Children Related Information
May be used
Indications for Vit B2
1. Ariboflavinosis
2. Arteriosclerosis
3. Hypertension
4. Obesity
5. Diabetis
6. Cholepathy
7. Glossitis
8. Stomatitis
9. Dermatitis of trunk and extremities
10. Other riboflavin deficiency symptoms
Interactions for Vit B2
Oral contraceptive:Dose of Riboflavin may need to be increased
Propantheline Bromide:Delays absorption rate of Riboflavin
Typical Dosage for Vit B2
Adults: 20 to 40mg three times daily or depending up on the severity.
Children: 20mg daily.
Riboflavin deficiency:
Adults and children over 12 years: 5 to 30mg/day depending up on the severity .
Children (below 12years): 3 to 10mg/day depending up on the severity.
Schedule of Vit B2
Storage Requirements for Vit B2
Store in a well closed container; in a cool place and protect from light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Vit B2
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose
Effects of Overdose of Vit B2
Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

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