Ribo-100

1 What is Ribo-100?

Brand: Ribo-100, Ribo-2

Generic: Riboflavin

Vitamins are nutrients that your body needs for growth and development. Ribo-100 is a member of vitamin B group.

You can get oral riboflavin products without a prescription. Your body needs riboflavin to utilize oxygen and other nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrate, and fats.

Vitamins are obtained from your diet and there are certain conditions when your body needs a higher amount of these micronutrients. In such cases, you may have to take supplements.

Supplements of Ribo-100 may be needed in following conditions:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Prolonged diarrhea
  • Infectious diseases
  • Intestinal diseases
  • Liver disease
  • Excessive thyroid hormones
  • Surgery involving removal of stomach
  • High blood levels of bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia) in infants.

This supplement is available as:

  • Capsule
  • Tablet
  • Enteric coated tablet

2 What to Know Before Using

Your doctor will inform you of what you need to know before using Ribo-100. You can get this supplement without a doctor’s prescription.

In that case, read the label and follow what it says. Take care of following factors while using this supplement:

Allergies

Inform your doctor about the allergies you have, such as to this medication, other medications, or to foods, dyes, or preservatives.

Pediatric

It is safe for use in children.

Geriatric

It is safe for use in elderly.

Breastfeeding

Using this medicine in a nursing mother is generally safe for the infant.

Drug Interactions

Taking two medicines together can be harmful due to possible interactions. In other cases, even if there is a possible interaction between two medicines your doctor may advise you to take them together after adjusting the dose or issuing precautions. Consult your doctor if you have any query about using riboflavin together with other prescription or nonprescription medicine.

Other Interactions

Taking this supplement together with certain foods or items such as alcohol or tobacco may cause undesirable interactions. Talk to your doctor to know if using this medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco is safe.

3 Proper Usage

To use Ribo-100 properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. Here are some points to watch for:

  • Use this supplement only as directed.
  • Read the package insert carefully and follow accordingly. For any query, consult your doctor.
  • Do not break, chew or crush the enteric coated tablet. Swallow the entire tablet.

Dosing: For best results, follow your doctor to know what amount of medicine you should take in a single dose. The doses of a medicine can differ according to the conditions for which it is being prescribed. Remember your doses can differ.

Consult your doctor if you have anything to ask.

The doses of tablets are:

To prevent deficiency (based on daily recommended dose)

  • Adults and teenage males: 1.4 to 1.8 milligrams (mg) per day.
  • Adults and teenage females: 1.2 to 1.3 mg per day.
  • Pregnant females: 1.6 mg per day.
  • Breastfeeding females: 1.7 to 1.8 mg per day.
  • Children 7 to 10 years: 1.2 mg per day.
  • Children 4 to 6 years: 1.1 mg per day.
  • Children up to 3 years: 0.4 to 0.8 mg per day.

To treat deficiency

  • Adults and teenagers: Your doctor will decide the doses based on how serious your deficiency is.

Missed Dose:

Take your missed dose once you remember but avoid it if it’s time to take your next dose, and follow your normal dosing schedule. Avoid taking double doses to make up for the missed dose.

Storage:

  • Store in a closed container at room temperature.
  • Keep away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Keep away from children.
  • Discard any unused or expired medicines.

4 Precautions to Take

In using Ribo-100, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. Here are some points to take care of:

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions.
  • Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to riboflavin or any substance used to prepare the dosage form.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Don’t discontinue any medicine unless suggested by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you any liver diseases such as cirrhosis or hepatitis, or obstructed bile ducts. These conditions can decrease absorption of riboflavin.

5 Potential Side Effects

Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Ribo-100 to avoid unwanted potential side effects. Ribo-100 is safe when taken in the recommended doses.

However, large doses may cause following side effects:

  • Yellowish urine

Talk to your doctor if you develop any effects that concern you.

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