Could Biotin cause Depression - from FDA reports


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 7,107 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA. Among them, 224 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 7,415 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,625 Depression patients).

On Nov, 18, 2016

7,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin.
Among them, 224 people (3.15%) 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: 91.78 %
  • male: 8.22 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Biotin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 7.87 %
  • 30-39: 12.92 %
  • 40-49: 15.17 %
  • 50-59: 32.02 %
  • 60+: 30.34 %

Severity of Depression **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Magnesium (52 people, 23.21%)
  • Synthroid (45 people, 20.09%)
  • Zometa (44 people, 19.64%)
  • Aredia (44 people, 19.64%)
  • Cymbalta (43 people, 19.20%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (35 people, 15.62%)
  • Pain (25 people, 11.16%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (21 people, 9.38%)
  • Narcolepsy (19 people, 8.48%)
  • Metastases To Bone (19 people, 8.48%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (87 people, 38.84%)
  • Pain (66 people, 29.46%)
  • Osteoarthritis (55 people, 24.55%)
  • Fatigue (53 people, 23.66%)
  • Back Pain (53 people, 23.66%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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