Biotin and Multiple myeloma - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Multiple myeloma is found among people who take Biotin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Biotin and have Multiple myeloma. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,229 people who have side effects when taking Biotin from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 19, 2023

31,229 people reported to have side effects when taking Biotin.
Among them, 47 people (0.15%) have Multiple myeloma.

What is Biotin?

Biotin has active ingredients of biotin. It is often used in hair loss. eHealthMe is studying from 32,828 Biotin users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Multiple myeloma?

Multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells) is found to be associated with 2,249 drugs and 1,349 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Biotin and Multiple myeloma reports submitted per year:

Could Biotin cause Multiple myeloma?

Gender of people who have Multiple myeloma when taking Biotin *:

  • female: 89.13 %
  • male: 10.87 %

Age of people who have Multiple myeloma when taking Biotin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 3.57 %
  • 60+: 96.43 %

Common drugs people take besides Biotin *:

  1. Revlimid: 23 people, 48.94%
  2. Calcium: 15 people, 31.91%
  3. Vitamin D3: 11 people, 23.40%
  4. Pomalyst: 10 people, 21.28%
  5. Vitamin B12: 9 people, 19.15%
  6. Magnesium: 7 people, 14.89%
  7. Tylenol: 7 people, 14.89%
  8. Xarelto: 7 people, 14.89%
  9. Valtrex: 7 people, 14.89%
  10. Lasix: 7 people, 14.89%

Common side effects people have besides Multiple myeloma *:

  1. Macular Degeneration (painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision): 4 people, 8.51%
  2. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 4 people, 8.51%
  3. Femur Fracture: 3 people, 6.38%
  4. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 3 people, 6.38%
  5. Pneumonia: 3 people, 6.38%
  6. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 3 people, 6.38%
  7. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 2 people, 4.26%
  8. Diabetes: 2 people, 4.26%
  9. Nosebleed (bleeding from nose): 2 people, 4.26%
  10. Pain In Extremity: 2 people, 4.26%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 4 people, 8.51%
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 3 people, 6.38%
  3. Pulmonary Hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery): 3 people, 6.38%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 3 people, 6.38%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 6.38%
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 2 people, 4.26%
  7. Depression: 2 people, 4.26%
  8. Pain: 2 people, 4.26%
  9. Osteopenia (a condition where bone mineral density is lower than normal): 2 people, 4.26%
  10. Multiple Allergies (allergy to multiple agents): 2 people, 4.26%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Biotin and have Multiple myeloma?

Check whether Multiple myeloma is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on biotin (the active ingredients of Biotin) and Biotin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only. Our phase IV clinical studies alone cannot establish cause-effect relationship. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

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