Review: could Biotin cause Weight gain - unintentional (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain - unintentional is found among people who take Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Vitamin d, and have Metastases to bone.
We study 1,435 people who have side effects while taking Biotin from FDA and social media. Among them, 56 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.
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Biotin has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss. (latest outcomes from 1,687 Biotin users)
Weight gain - unintentional
Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain - unintentional patients)
On Feb, 11, 2015: 1,416 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin. Among them, 56 people (3.95%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional.
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||12.50%||12.50%||12.50%||37.50%||12.50%||0.00%||12.50% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Biotin * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||2.22%||2.22%||13.33%||35.56%||46.67% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Biotin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain - unintentional||12.50%||62.50%||12.50%||12.50% |
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, 33.93%)
- Depression (7 people, 12.50%)
- Hypothyroidism (5 people, 8.93%)
- Hypertension (4 people, 7.14%)
- Alopecia (4 people, 7.14%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Vitamin d (27 people, 48.21%)
- Vitamin b-12 (24 people, 42.86%)
- Simvastatin (24 people, 42.86%)
- Celebrex (21 people, 37.50%)
- Celexa (21 people, 37.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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