Review: could Biotin cause Depression?


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Biotin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Magnesium, and have Multiple sclerosis . We study 5,597 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 180 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Biotin

Biotin has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Biotin 6,617 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 355,823 Depression patients).

On Sep, 12, 2016

5,597 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin.
Among them, 180 people (3.22%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Biotin cause Depression?

Time on Biotin when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 11.11 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Biotin *:

  • female: 90.34 %
  • male: 9.66 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Biotin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.05 %
  • 20-29: 6.16 %
  • 30-39: 12.33 %
  • 40-49: 15.07 %
  • 50-59: 35.62 %
  • 60+: 28.77 %

Severity if Depression when taking Biotin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (21 people, 11.67%)
  • Depression (20 people, 11.11%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (19 people, 10.56%)
  • Metastases To Bone (19 people, 10.56%)
  • Pain (18 people, 10.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Magnesium (48 people, 26.67%)
  • Zometa (44 people, 24.44%)
  • Aredia (44 people, 24.44%)
  • Synthroid (40 people, 22.22%)
  • Cymbalta (39 people, 21.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (79 people, 43.89%)
  • Pain (63 people, 35.00%)
  • Osteoarthritis (53 people, 29.44%)
  • Back Pain (48 people, 26.67%)
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (46 people, 25.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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