Review: could Biotin cause Weight gain - unintentional?
We study 1,374 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 54 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.
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Biotin (latest outcomes from 1,621 users) has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss.
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 527,495 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 11, 2014: 1,374 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 54 people (3.93%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional. They amount to 0.01% of all the 527,405 people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional on eHealthMe.
Time on Biotin when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||16.67%||16.67%||16.67%||16.67%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Biotin * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.33%||2.33%||11.63%||34.88%||48.84% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Biotin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||16.67%||66.67%||16.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Metastases to bone (19 people, 35.19%)
- Depression (6 people, 11.11%)
- Hypothyroidism (5 people, 9.26%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (4 people, 7.41%)
- Alopecia (4 people, 7.41%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vitamin d (26 people, 48.15%)
- Simvastatin (24 people, 44.44%)
- Vitamin b-12 (24 people, 44.44%)
- Magnesium (21 people, 38.89%)
- Celexa (21 people, 38.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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