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Review: could Biotin cause Bone and joint pain?

Summary: Bone and joint pain could be caused by Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 1,339 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 107 have Bone and joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Bone and joint pain and more.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 1,339 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 107 people (7.99%) have Bone And Joint Pain. They amount to 0.01% of all the 795,728 people who have Bone And Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Bone and joint pain in Biotin reports

Time on Biotin when people have Bone and joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Bone and joint pain when taking Biotin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.03%4.04%39.39%53.54%

Severity of Bone and joint pain when taking Biotin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bone and joint pain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Bone and joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bone and joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (27 people, 25.23%)
  2. Osteoporosis (13 people, 12.15%)
  3. Prophylaxis (8 people, 7.48%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (8 people, 7.48%)
  5. Pain (6 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (45 people, 42.06%)
  2. Synthroid (45 people, 42.06%)
  3. Multi-vitamins (38 people, 35.51%)
  4. Magnesium (38 people, 35.51%)
  5. Vitamin d (37 people, 34.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Started about 4 days after initiating biotin supplements. Mostly in small joints (fingers/toes)

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