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Is there any harm in taking biotin

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Continue-good 4 you!: Not only is biotin perfectly safe to take in pregnancy, it is common;y deficient & may prevent birth defects. It is also likely to prevent elevated bl... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Caution re: MSM: Biotin is perfectly safe & may help balance your blood sugars. I would be cautious about msm. Like most substances, its safety has not been studied du... Read More
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Pregnancy: Do a home pregnancy test if you missed your periods, and stop all supplements. If tested positive , congratulations, make an appointment with your doc... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It would be perfectly safe.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Unlikely: But some might have allergic reaction to it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Vitamin B 7: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects. Biotin helps t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No, unless . . .: We get all the biotin we need in the normal diet. Any touted benefits of additional biotin are not well-proven. If a person was so profoundly malnour... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Not really: Just take a moderate dose 1000mcg a day is much more than enough and is still very safe. It is even safe at higher doses, but i don't think you'll get... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Much over the: 100% US RDA has never been shown to do anything. Keratin is a not very good protein similar to gelatin and mucilage. A regular (Hallal) diet low in al... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Why are u taking it: The first question to address is why you are taking it and whether is is actually an effective remedy. Next, you need to speak with your doctor about... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
As you like: Unless you are deficient in biotin, which is unlikely, taking biotin is not likely to be helpful. You may take it as you wish.

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