Biotin

What is Biotin?

It is a water soluble vitamin B7.The only human health condition for which there is evidence of biotin's potential benefit as a treatment is biotin deficiency.

Questions and answers on "Biotin"

I am a 65 year old male in good health
I have thinning hair and brittle nails
Some friends have strongly recommended taking biotin as a supplement
Is biotin effective in my situation and if so, what is the recommended daily dosage

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
10 mg biotin daily, minoxidil for thin hair

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
Biotin will be helpful in treating brittle nails and thin hair.
The daily recommended dose is 10 mg for 3-4 months.
Also for thinning of hair you can apply minoxidil 5 percent lotion...

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can a man use women's biotin hair skin and nails?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Biotin

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

Yes, I looked at the ingredients of Nature's Bounty Biotin Hair Skin and Nails, (is this the product you are referring to as there are a variety of products with Biotin on the market) and there does not appear to be anything in it specific...

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My daughter just called. She is in the process of IVF (just had blastocyst implanted this week). She was taking Biotin 5000 mcg last year, stopped awhile and just decided to restart the last 2 nights. But now she has seen a warning that this might cause miscarriage. She is panicked and wonders if she should try to throw up. I told her "no. just stop taking it again."

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Stop Biotin

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Let her stop Biotin. It's not required.

Don't worry about previous doses taken. Let her avoid further doses.

Let me know if you need anymore help.

Regards

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fingernails split/chipped/broken very frequent now. It did not happen a lot until this summer. Now it happens two to five times a day.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tablet biotin 10 mg and moisturizing cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,

As per your complaints, you seem to be having brittle nails.
It is usually associated with biotin deficiency.

I would recommend you to take tablet biotin 10 mg once daily for 3 months...

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My 14 year old daughter wants to take biotin so her hair can grow. Can she?

doctor1 MD

Dear XXXXXXX Hi & Welcome.
Yes, she can take along with healthy balanced diet, fruits, and vegetables.
Biotin (Vitamin B7), present in many foods and available as a supplement and is required for the healthy growth of the hairs. The usual recommend a starting dose is 2 mg per day for hair growth...

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Hello, I am having severe hair loss and thinning of hair, I am taking B tone, omega 3, biotin 2500mcg,and adgain. My question is can I still use Loreal hair straightening shampoo for head shower

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes,you may use

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM.

Loreal hair straightening shampoo can be used for head shower and it will not cause any further hair fall problem.

However,you may continue to take B-tone, omega 3, biotin 2500mcg,uprise and adgain to prevent hair fall and hair...

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I am taking biotin for my hair and I wanted to know if taking it will make my heroes worse? I've had 3 breakouts in 5 weeks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Provide additional information, apply 2% mintop

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM.

I have gone through your query, it will be better if you can explain what is that is bothering you. What breakout you are mentioning here.

Biotin is sometimes used orally to address hair loss, but...

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If i take biotin will it help with my vaginal dryness & help get my sexual feelings back

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Biotin have other indication

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear and thanks for your query to healthcare magic

I have read your question carefully and understand your health concern

Biotin doesn't help vaginal dryness and libido but it have other indication such as hair and nails.
Hence if you...

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Does taking 5000mcg of biotin hurt my kidneys

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.the answer is no. Biotin is. it toxic for kidneys and even much higher dosages can be tolerated. It is excreted by kidneys but it doesn't damage it,and kidneys are able to process excessive amount of any vitamin including biotin. Wish you good...

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Recent questions on  Biotin

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I am on hcqs200mg,steroids5mg and suffering frm Sle (From past 8yr).my skib over forehead and on upper lips as wellas corner of mouth is becoming dark along with sever hair loss from past 6 month(hv biotin tab for hair loss since 4mnths but no reslt).plz reply the treatment.

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Hi i am 25 year old. 3 year before i have got started hair fall seriously. Till now i have lost my half of my hair from the scalp. I have consulted many dermatologist and have tried many remedies like minoxidil biotin etc but all was invain. Please suggest me some idea 2 get rid from the such problems. Thank you.

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Hi, I am 29 professional. I started losing my hairs like never before. I thought it may be because of change in water(hard to soft) and the polution at first, but its not stopping even till today. Its been 3 months now and my hairs are getting thin day by day. Is it normal to have hair fall? Someone suggested me to use Bitozed(Biotin+zinc), but not sure it will work for me. or Will it have any side effect after use? Please advise the best solution for my age and condition. Thanks in advance.

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Hi. I am 29 years old and I have a son 1.7years. I hair falls terribly. I was taking Autrin during my pregnancy. Continued only a month post-part um. Now taking again for a month. I had severe hair fall before marriage too due to stress and change of place. Can yo suggest me a good multi-vitamin, Biotin and fish oil supplements.

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