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Review: could Biotin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Vitamin d, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 1,339 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Biotin

Biotin (latest outcomes from 1,583 users) has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,420 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 1,339 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 43 people (3.21%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.01% of all the 506,183 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Biotin reports

Time on Biotin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation75.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Biotin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%0.00%5.71%25.71%54.29%

Severity of Constipation when taking Biotin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%75.00%25.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (14 people, 32.56%)
  2. Osteoporosis (7 people, 16.28%)
  3. Anxiety (4 people, 9.30%)
  4. Acne (3 people, 6.98%)
  5. Pain (3 people, 6.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (20 people, 46.51%)
  2. Nexium (20 people, 46.51%)
  3. Vitamin e (18 people, 41.86%)
  4. Prevacid (16 people, 37.21%)
  5. Zometa (15 people, 34.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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