Review: could Biotin cause Itching?


Summary

Itching 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 Alopecia . We study 6,327 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 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 6,617 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, drug ineffective, diarrhea (latest reports from 145,536 Itching patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

6,327 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin.
Among them, 329 people (5.2%) have Itching


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Biotin cause Itching?

Time on Biotin when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 42.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 42.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Biotin *:

  • female: 92.9 %
  • male: 7.1 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Biotin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.38 %
  • 20-29: 3.83 %
  • 30-39: 6.9 %
  • 40-49: 11.49 %
  • 50-59: 22.61 %
  • 60+: 54.79 %

Severity if Itching when taking Biotin **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 71.43 %
  • severe: 28.57 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Itching **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Alopecia (72 people, 21.88%)
  • Pain (27 people, 8.21%)
  • Routine Health Maintenance (25 people, 7.60%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (25 people, 7.60%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (22 people, 6.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (77 people, 23.40%)
  • Fish Oil (48 people, 14.59%)
  • Magnesium (41 people, 12.46%)
  • Calcium (41 people, 12.46%)
  • Vitamin D3 (38 people, 11.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rash (73 people, 22.19%)
  • Alopecia (64 people, 19.45%)
  • Fatigue (50 people, 15.20%)
  • Nausea (46 people, 13.98%)
  • Diarrhoea (40 people, 12.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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