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Brand Names: Vitamin B2

Generic Name: riboflavin (vitamin B2) (Pronunciation: RYE bow flay vin)

What is riboflavin (Vitamin B2)?

Riboflavin is vitamin B2. Vitamins are naturally occurring substances necessary for many processes in the body. Riboflavin is important in the maintenance of many tissues of the body.

Riboflavin is used to prevent and to treat deficiencies of riboflavin.

Riboflavin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of riboflavin (Vitamin B2)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Riboflavin may cause your urine to become a yellow-orange color. This effect is harmless.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about riboflavin (Vitamin B2)?

Use riboflavin as directed on the label, or as your healthcare provider has prescribed. Do not use this product in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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