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Review: could Biotin cause Itching?





Summary: Itching is found among people who take Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, 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, 60 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Biotin

Biotin has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from Biotin 1,662 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Itching 88,197 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 1,405 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 60 people (4.27%) 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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  • Can biotin 5000mg cause a mass on your breast
    (Asked by a 29 year old woman who has Lump On Breast, and takes Biotin)
    I started taken the biotin 5000mg 2 days ago and now I have a lump on my left breast
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  • Biotin and heart races? connection?
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    About 2 weeks ago I started on 3mg of Biotin a day. After about 4 days my heart started racing for period. It was uncomfortable and distracting. It's been nearly 2 weeks now and it's settled some but in the evening it comes back. Occassionaly during the day. Maybe at night I just notice it more but I don't think I notice it during the day, possible a little but at night it escalates. Is it possible that Biotin can cause damage. Why hasn't it gone away after near 2 weeks? I had no racing before starting Biotin. I've had a regularly scheduled checked about 4 days after stopping taking the Biotin. I didn't mention anything to the doc but he noticed nothing about my heartbeat or deep breathing. It's distracts and I wish it would subside! Any clues here? Thanks, jack
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  • Can biotin cause prolonged heart racing?
    (Asked by a 66 year old man who has Heart Pounding Or Racing, and takes Biotin)
    I started taking 3mg of biotin a day for about 3 or 4 days. I noticed my heart racing which was unusual for me. None before starting biotin. I've stopped over a week ago, going on 2 weeks and my heart still races. More at night or maybe I notice it more at night. No, I would notice it during the day. But when I sit down to relax at night it begins to flip and flop. Why is this persisting after near 2 weeks of stopping. By the way, I had a regular checkup about 4 or 5 days after stopping and the physician didn't say anything about what he heard in my heart and deep breathing. I have no pain but the palpitations are distracting and somewhat worrisome. Is there any cases of biotin doing damage to the heart?
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  • Did diarrhea eventually stop after stopping the biotin and if so, how long after?
    (Asked by a 44 year old woman who has Diarrhea , and takes Biotin)
    I have colitis and recently had a flare up! Due to prednisone I lost a lot of my hair. I started to take biotin, I started with one pill a day and has no diarrhea until I started taking 3 pills a day! I'm also on remicade infusions every 2 months!
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  • What shoul i do to reverse the watering eye side effect caused by biotin? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 21 year old woman who has Watery Eyes, and takes Biotin)
    I took a Biotin 5000 mcg capsule about 5 months ago. Ever since I took it my left eye has been watering uncontrollably every day! I have been to the optometrist and multiple eye places and they all say I have dry eyes. Problem is my eye doesn't burn, hurt, or anything. It SIMPLY waters. All and everything they have done and give me (drops, gels ect) have not worked! Therefore I sincerely think that me taking this biotin capsule was the root of this issue. That being stated i write this to ask is there anyway or any product to possibly reverse a negative side effect brought about bya vitamin? Please help! Thankyou
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