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Review: could Biotin cause Constipation?





Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vitamin d, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 1,409 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Biotin and have Constipation >>>

Biotin

Biotin has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Biotin 1,660 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Constipation 80,049 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 1,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 44 people (3.13%) have Constipation.

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
Constipation80.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%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%16.67%0.00%5.56%25.00%52.78%

Severity of Constipation when taking Biotin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (14 people, 31.82%)
  2. Osteoporosis (7 people, 15.91%)
  3. Hair loss (4 people, 9.09%)
  4. Anxiety (4 people, 9.09%)
  5. Acne (3 people, 6.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (20 people, 45.45%)
  2. Nexium (20 people, 45.45%)
  3. Vitamin e (18 people, 40.91%)
  4. Prevacid (16 people, 36.36%)
  5. Zometa (15 people, 34.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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