Review: could Biotin cause Rash (Rashes)?
Summary: Rash is found among people who take Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Vitamin d, and have High blood cholesterol.
We study 1,416 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 88 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.
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Biotin has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from 1,668 Biotin users)
Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression. (latest reports from 150,999 Rash patients)
On Jan, 16, 2015: 1,416 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 88 people (6.21%) have Rash.
Time on Biotin when people have Rash * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Rash when taking Biotin * :
Severity of Rash when taking Biotin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Rash ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Blood cholesterol increased (11 people, 12.50%)
- Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 11.36%)
- Anaemia (10 people, 11.36%)
- Prophylaxis (9 people, 10.23%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (9 people, 10.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vitamin d (32 people, 36.36%)
- Calcium (24 people, 27.27%)
- Multi-vitamin (22 people, 25.00%)
- Nexium (21 people, 23.86%)
- Magnesium (21 people, 23.86%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Biotin and heart races? connection?
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
- Can biotin cause prolonged heart racing?
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?
- Did diarrhea eventually stop after stopping the biotin and if so, how long after?
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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