A study for a 55 year old woman who takes Biotin - from FDA reports


1,571 females aged 55 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 55 year old female patient who has High Potassium. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 16, 2018

1,571 females aged 55 (±5) who take Biotin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Biotin for a 55-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 55
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: High Potassium
  • Drugs taken:
    • Biotin (biotin)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Potassium - High: 0 (0% of females aged 55 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  • Lung infection
  • Pulmonary cavitation (cavity in the lung)
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts)
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Atrial fibrillation/flutter (atrial fibrillation and flutter are abnormal heart rhythms in which the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, are out of sync with the ventricles)
  • Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
  • Diarrhea
1 - 6 months:
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  • Respiratory acidosis (respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the ph of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease)
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  • Cholecystitis chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)
  • Pain
  • Neurological decompensation (inability of brain to maintain proper function)
  • Stable angina (a constant chest pain)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)
6 - 12 months:
  • Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)
1 - 2 years:
n/a
2 - 5 years:
  • Type 2 diabetes
5 - 10 years:
n/a
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Pain
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Joint pain
  • Drug ineffective
  • Chest pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 181 people, 11.52%
  • Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 140 people, 8.91%
  • High Blood Pressure : 121 people, 7.70%
  • Pain : 114 people, 7.26%
  • Depression : 89 people, 5.67%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vitamin D (285 people, 18.14%)
  • Fish Oil (241 people, 15.34%)
  • Vitamin D3 (240 people, 15.28%)
  • Vitamin B12 (214 people, 13.62%)
  • Calcium (178 people, 11.33%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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