What is Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)?

Category: Supplements

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Riboflavin, also known as Vitamin B2, is required for a wide variety of cellular processes. Like the other B vitamins, it plays a key role in energy metabolism, and is required for the metabolism of fats, ketone bodies, carbohydrates, and proteins.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 38 5
General health 17 1
Migraine 6 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 2
Mitochondrial disease 4 0
Fatigue 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Side effect Patients
Abnormal urine color 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Urine yellow color 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 5
400 mg daily 4
200 mg daily 2
300 mg daily 2
200 mg twice daily 2
2.8 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
800 mg daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 12
Other 8
Expense 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 7
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jul 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2011 (Started Dec 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 8, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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