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Review: could Biotin cause Itching?

We study 1,397 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Biotin

Biotin (latest outcomes from 1,642 users) has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss.

Itching

Itching (latest reports from 545,906 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 1,384 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 60 people (4.34%) have Itching.

Trend of Itching in Biotin reports

Time on Biotin when people have Itching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Itching33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Itching when taking Biotin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Itching0.00%0.00%0.00%6.67%2.22%6.67%40.00%44.44%

Severity of Itching when taking Biotin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Itching0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Itching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Itching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (11 people, 18.33%)
  2. Low density lipoprotein increased (5 people, 8.33%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 8.33%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 6.67%)
  5. Pain (4 people, 6.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vitamin d (19 people, 31.67%)
  2. Vitamin b-12 (16 people, 26.67%)
  3. Niaspan (15 people, 25.00%)
  4. Calcium (15 people, 25.00%)
  5. Adderall 5 (14 people, 23.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • palms of hand turn red and itch when exposed to cold lips and tongue tingle and itch

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • i was diagnosed with syndrome of gilbert, thats why i have a yellowish skin (jaundice) i take also cranberry pills to counter jaundice, but doesnt really help i guess, but maybe the pills that i take to stop my hairloss, that i have for several years, might be the cause, those pills are: saw palmetto (350mg) and biotin. i'm out of saw palmetto pills, so im gonna see how i react to that, but maybe u guys can help me out, what can be the cause for my jaundice and/or itchy problem, thank u

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I've been taking haiirfinity for at lease 4 months but never had an itching problem until I started taking biotin about a month now but I reduced my hairfinity to 1 a day and I started taking MSM 1000 mg about 2 weeks now but I used to take the aMSM before and I never itch but I really think it's the biotin. I started drinking more water and it helps some but still itching. So what should I do, I'm trying to take the biotin for at lease 2 months , then I'm gonna stop for awhile

    Reply

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