heart failure, digitalis intoxication, hepatitis, radiation toxicity
Hypersensitivity to any component of eye drops.
For nutritional supplementation, also for treating dietary shortage or imbalance
A water-soluble, colorless crystal with an acid taste that is used as a chemical intermediate, in medicine, the manufacture of lacquers, and to make perfume esters. It is also used in foods as a sequestrant, buffer, and a neutralizing agent. (Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 12th ed, p1099; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1851)
Riboflavin is Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin). 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.
Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin) deficiency
Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin) (riboflavin) supplementation is used to prevent and treat riboflavin deficiency. Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin) may prevent migraine headaches at high doses and be useful for prevention of eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma and tired eyes (fatigue). Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin) is also used for boosting of immune system, and maintenance of healthy hair, skin, nails and mucous membranes.
Nutritional factor found in milk, eggs, malted barley, liver, kidney, heart, and leafy vegetables. The richest natural source is yeast. It occurs in the free form only in the retina of the eye, in whey, and in urine; its principal forms in tissues and cells are as flavin mononucleotide and flavin-adenine dinucleotide.
What other drugs will affect Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin)?
Interactions for Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin)
Alcohol - impairs the intestinal absorption of riboflavi
Antidepressants (tricyclics or phenothiazines) - requirements for riboflavin may be increased in patients receiving these medications
Probenecid - concurrent use decreases gastrointestinal absorption of riboflavin; requirements for riboflavin may be increased in patients receiving probenecid.
What are the possible side effects of Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin)?
Yellow-orange discoloration of urine.
What is the most important information I should know about Vitamin B2 (Cytoflavin)?
None well documented.
Helps clear blemishes. Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Moussant Soap-Free Cleansing Gel Purifies & cleanses the skin. Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Oil-Free Cream Promotes oil-free skin. Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Isocorrexion Use for acne prone skin. Reduces skin dryness & tightness caused by conventional acne treatment. Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Lotion For body acne in chest & back. Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) UV High Protection Cream SPF 45 For sun protection for acne prone skin. Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Gel For localized spots.
Hypercholesterolaemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridaemia, pellagra.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Lotion: Helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes on larger areas (back and upper chest). It absorbs easily to the skin and does not bleach clothes. Non-photosensitizing, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Isocorrexion Hydrating Cream: Specially formulated for acne prone skin. Nicotinamide and Anti-Bacterial Adhesive substance (ABA's) helps to clear blemishes. Biophytosebum provides a moisturizing effect, reducing dryness and skin tightness caused by conventional acne treatment.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Oil-Free Cream: An oil-free formula enriched with mattifying agents. It helps to clear blemishes by promoting oil-free skin.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) UV High Protection Cream SPF 45: Protects acne-prone skin from daily sun-induced irritation and damage, keeping the skin hydrated and blemish-free at the same time. Non-sensitizing, non-comodogenic, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Gel: Provides intensive anti-blemish skin care for localized spots and promotes disappearance on the face or other small areas. It is non-sensitizing, fragrance-free and paraben-free.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Moussant Soap Free Cleansing Gel: Helps clear blemishes by purifying and cleansing the skin gently.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Lotion: Apply to the areas being treated after cleansing twice a day, AM & PM.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Isocorrexion & Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Oil-Free Cream: Apply to the face and affected areas (neck, chest and back) after cleansing twice a day, AM & PM. Massage delicately to facilitate absorption.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) UV High Protection Cream SPF 45: Reapply every 2-3 hrs.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Gel: Apply small amount of gel on affected areas by massaging gently in AM & PM.
Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin) Moussant Soap Free Cleansing Gel: Apply in AM & PM to damp skin, face and affected areas (neck, chest and back) by massaging delicately. Rinse thoroughly and dry gently. May be used in shower.
Interactions for Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin)
Antihypertensive Therapy: Nicotinic acid may potentiate the effects of ganglionic blocking agents and vasoactive drugs resulting in postural hypotension
Aspirin: Concomitant aspirin may decrease the metabolic clearance of nicotinic acid. The clinical relevance of this finding is unclear
Other: Concomitant alcohol or hot drinks may increase the side effects of flushing and pruritus and should be avoided at the time of drug ingestion.
Allergic sensitization has been reported rarely following oral and parenteral administration of Folic Acid.
At recommended doses, nicotinamide is expected to be well tolerated. Gastrointestinal distress such as nausea or vomiting have been associated with the administration of nicotinamide or zinc at doses greater than the recommended dose of nicotinamide
Nicotinamide: Dizziness, headache, hyperglycemia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, elevations in liver function tests, hepatotoxicity, blurred vision, flushing, rash.
Contraindications for Vitamin B3 (Cytoflavin)
Nicotinic acid is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any component of this medication; significant or unexplained hepatic dysfunction; active peptic ulcer disease; or arterial bleeding.
Inosine/Succinic Acid/Vitamin B2/Vitamin B3 in Vietnam.
|Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)||Price, USD|
|Injectable; Injection; Inosine 20 mg; Succinic Acid 100 mg; Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin Mononucleotide 2 mg; Vitamin B3 / Nicotinamide 10 mg / ml|
|Tablet, Enteric Coated; Oral; Inosine 50 mg; Succinic Acid 300 mg; Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin Mononucleotide 5 mg; Vitamin B3 / Nicotinamide 25 mg|
|Cytoflavin 5 tube|
List of Cytoflavin substitutes (brand and generic names):
|Inosine/Succinic Acid/Vitamin B2/Vitamin B3|
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Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology