Could Biotin cause Itching - from FDA reports


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 Hair loss . We study 7,107 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA. Among them, 357 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 7,418 users)

Itching

Itching has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,264 Itching patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

7,107 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin.
Among them, 357 people (5.02%) 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: 91.76 %
  • male: 8.24 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Biotin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.36 %
  • 20-29: 4.66 %
  • 30-39: 6.81 %
  • 40-49: 12.9 %
  • 50-59: 21.86 %
  • 60+: 53.41 %

Severity of Itching **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (82 people, 22.97%)
  • Fish Oil (51 people, 14.29%)
  • Calcium (43 people, 12.04%)
  • Vitamin B12 (42 people, 11.76%)
  • Magnesium (41 people, 11.48%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • High Blood Cholesterol (41 people, 11.48%)
  • Routine Health Maintenance (29 people, 8.12%)
  • Pain (29 people, 8.12%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (26 people, 7.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (26 people, 7.28%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Rashes (103 people, 28.85%)
  • Hair Loss (67 people, 18.77%)
  • Fatigue (54 people, 15.13%)
  • Nausea (49 people, 13.73%)
  • Diarrhea (41 people, 11.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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