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Biotin Side Effects

Report Biotin Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Biotin, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Biotin side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Biotin.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Biotin side effects are:
Breast Tenderness (27 reports)
Late Period (13 reports)
Irregular Periods (9 reports)
Early Period (7 reports)
Insomnia (4 reports)
Neck Stiffiness (4 reports)
000 Mcgs). And I Think I Actually Took 5 Pills A F (1 reports)
000-20 (1 reports)
Accidently Kept Taking 3-4 Pillls (roughly Between (1 reports)
Ankle Swelling (1 reports)
Breast Tendernesd (1 reports)
But I Know FIRSTHAND That Breast Tenderness Is A S (1 reports)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

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Biotin Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Biotin reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Biotin on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Dry Mouth, Condition Aggravated, Product Formulation Issue
on Jan 23, 2014 Female from US , 70 years of age, weighting 135.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Biotine Oralbalance Drymouth Gel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: dry mouth, condition aggravated, product formulation issue. Biotine Oralbalance Drymouth Gel dosage: Last Two Weeks.

Blood Testosterone Increased, Scan Adrenal Gland Abnormal
Patient was taking Biotin. Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: blood testosterone increased, scan adrenal gland abnormal on Dec 02, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, weighting 130.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Biotin dosage: 1 Capsule, Once Daily.

Pyrexia
Adverse event was reported on Jun 27, 2012 by a Male taking Biotin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 180.3 lb, After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: pyrexia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Clonazepam
  • Life Pak Tab Mens
  • Fish Oil
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Cod Liver
  • Calcium/mag/zinc
  • Xeloda (Bid X2 Weeks Po)
Patient was hospitalized.

Menstruation Irregular
on Jun 26, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 120.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Biotin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: menstruation irregular. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Plan B One-step (1.5 Milligram;)
  • Plan B One-step (1.5 Milligram;)
  • Plan B One-step (1.5 Milligram;)



Breast Cancer
on Apr 04, 2012 Female from UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, was treated with Biotin. Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: breast cancer. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Tylenol (caplet)
  • Synthroid
  • Ventolin Ds
  • Vitamin D
  • Tysabri


Meningitis
Patient was taking Biotin. After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: meningitis on Mar 07, 2012 from SWITZERLAND Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, . Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Calcium Dobesilate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Colecalciferol
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Methotrexate (20 Mg/week)
  • Adalimumab (40mg Every 2 Weeks)
  • Alendronic Acid
  • Sibutramine Hydrochloride Monohydrate
Patient was hospitalized.

Breast Cancer
Adverse event was reported on Mar 09, 2012 by a Female taking Biotin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: breast cancer.
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin D
  • Ventolin Ds
  • Synthroid
  • Tylenol
  • Tysabri


Heart Rate Increased, Fatigue, Malaise, Cardiac Flutter, Dyspnoea, Dyspepsia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Chest Discomfort
on Apr 07, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 198.0 lb, was treated with Biotin. Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: heart rate increased, fatigue, malaise, cardiac flutter, dyspnoea, dyspepsia, supraventricular tachycardia, chest discomfort. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Premarin
  • Lorazepam
  • Ativan
  • Multi-vitamin
  • Wellbutrin
  • Toprol-xl
  • Toprol-xl


Trichorrhexis, Rash Macular, Erythema, Alopecia
on Dec 02, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Biotin. After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: trichorrhexis, rash macular, erythema, alopecia. Biotin dosage: 1 Df, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prolia (Unk Unk, Q6mo)
  • Calcium W/vitamin D (Unk)
  • Humulin R (Unk)
  • Atenolol (Unk)
  • Humalog (Unk)


Depression, Aggression, Crying, Alcohol Use, Euphoric Mood, Amnesia
Patient was taking Biotin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: depression, aggression, crying, alcohol use, euphoric mood, amnesia on Jan 31, 2012 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Biotin dosage: 5,000 Mcg Daily Mouth.

Injection Site Swelling, Injection Site Warmth, Injection Site Pain, Injection Site Erythema, Oedema Peripheral, Injection Site Pruritus
Adverse event was reported on Nov 22, 2011 by a Female taking Biotin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: injection site swelling, injection site warmth, injection site pain, injection site erythema, oedema peripheral, injection site pruritus.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prilosec
  • Magnesium
  • Remifemin
  • Calcium
  • Fish Oil
  • Humira
  • Imuran
  • Potassium


Oedema Peripheral, Injection Site Pain
on Dec 20, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Biotin. After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: oedema peripheral, injection site pain. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Humira
  • Omeprazole
  • Lexapro
  • Oxycontin
  • Arthrotec
  • Combivent
  • Crestor
  • Valium


Injection Site Haematoma
on Aug 15, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 205.2 lb, was treated with Biotin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: injection site haematoma. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Humira
  • Zoloft
  • Zetia
  • Omeprazole
  • Crestor
  • Niaspan
  • Folic Acid
  • Fish Oil


Low Density Lipoprotein Increased, Alopecia
Patient was taking Biotin. Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: low density lipoprotein increased, alopecia on Apr 29, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 238.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Chromium Chloride
  • Same
  • Methotrexate
  • Red Rice Yeast
  • Lugols Solution 5%
  • Humira
  • Methotrexate
  • Humira


Erythema, Rash Macular, Trichorrhexis, Alopecia
Adverse event was reported on Dec 02, 2011 by a Female taking Biotin (Dosage: 1 Df, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 85 years of age, After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: erythema, rash macular, trichorrhexis, alopecia.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Atenolol (Unk)


Cough, Alopecia
on Jun 01, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 84 years of age, weighting 134.9 lb, was treated with Biotine. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: cough, alopecia. Biotine dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Crestor
  • Toprol-xl


Intentional Self-injury, Irritability, Suicidal Ideation
on Nov 11, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , weighting 108.0 lb, was treated with Biotin. Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: intentional self-injury, irritability, suicidal ideation. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Buspar
  • Contraceptives
  • Strattera (18 Mg, Each Morning)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (Unk)


Nausea, Hypoaesthesia, Dyspnoea, Stress
Patient was taking Biotin. After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: nausea, hypoaesthesia, dyspnoea, stress on Nov 01, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 45 years of age, . Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Diclofenac Sodium
  • Seroquel
  • Fish Oil
  • Alprazolam
  • Requip (.25mg Per Day)
  • Proventil
  • Prednisone
  • Flexeril
Patient was hospitalized.

Stress, Nausea, Dyspnoea, Hypoaesthesia
Adverse event was reported on Oct 18, 2011 by a Female taking Biotin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 45 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: stress, nausea, dyspnoea, hypoaesthesia.
Associated medications used:
  • Fish Oil
  • Cranberry
  • Diclofenac
  • Advair Diskus 100/50 (1puff Twice Per Day)
  • Proventil
  • Alprazolam
  • Tussionex
  • Seroquel
Patient was hospitalized.

Dyspnoea, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Injury, Pain, Chest Pain, Pulmonary Embolism
on Sep 30, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 43 years of age, weighting 162.0 lb, was treated with Biotin. Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: dyspnoea, deep vein thrombosis, injury, pain, chest pain, pulmonary embolism. Biotin dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Vitamin D (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Sea Kelp (Unk)
  • Claritin (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Yaz (Unk)
  • Isometh-d-chlor (Unk)
  • Amoxicillin (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Veramyst (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Multi-vitamins (Unk Unk, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Fracture Delayed Union, Tibia Fracture, Foot Deformity, Hypertension, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Fall, Stress Fracture, Anxiety
on Sep 21, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 57 years of age, weighting 121.3 lb, was treated with Biotin. After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: fracture delayed union, tibia fracture, foot deformity, hypertension, basal cell carcinoma, fall, stress fracture, anxiety. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Fosamax Plus D
  • Centrum
  • Fosamax
  • Ascorbic Acid
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Fosamax
  • Citracal
  • Cholecalciferol
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Throat Irritation, Flatulence, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal Disorder
Patient was taking Biotin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: throat irritation, flatulence, dyspepsia, gastrointestinal disorder on Sep 06, 2011 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 148.0 lb, . Biotin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Glucosamine/condroitin
  • Pradaxa (300 Mg)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Diovan


Aspiration, Economic Problem, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Infarction, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Emotional Distress, Cervicobrachial Syndrome, Lung Neoplasm, Scoliosis
Adverse event was reported on Aug 25, 2011 by a Female taking Biotin (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, weighting 128.0 lb, Patient felt the following Biotin side effects: aspiration, economic problem, pneumonia, pulmonary infarction, musculoskeletal stiffness, emotional distress, cervicobrachial syndrome, lung neoplasm, scoliosis.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Centrum Cardio
  • Cephalexin
  • Atenolol
  • Nuvaring (Vag)
  • Nuvaring (Vag)
  • Fish Oil
  • Naphcon
  • Coumadin
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal Disorder
on Jul 06, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 73 years of age, was treated with Biotin. After Biotin was administered, patient encountered several Biotin side effects: dyspepsia, gastrointestinal disorder. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Chondroitin Sulfate + Glucosamine
  • Simavastatin
  • Diovan
  • Carvedilol
  • Lansoprazole
  • Aspirin
  • Prevacid
  • Lansoprazole


Femur Fracture, Fracture Nonunion, Back Pain, Hypertension, Device Failure, Impaired Healing, Vitamin D Deficiency
on Aug 15, 2011 Female from UNITED STATES , 76 years of age, was treated with Biotin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Biotin side effects: femur fracture, fracture nonunion, back pain, hypertension, device failure, impaired healing, vitamin d deficiency. Biotin dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin E
  • Flaxseed
  • Niacin
  • Aspirin
  • Ascorbic Acid
Patient was hospitalized.

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Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

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