U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take biotin pills. i'm using it for weight gaining purposes.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Hmmm.: Weight gain. Not familiar with that use. Stay between 20 to 30 units a day and you will be ok. Biotin deficiency is very rare.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Check w/doc: If you are underweight and it is a health problem please see your doc or a nutritionist for a good food plan, usually including a good amount of protein. Biotin is in enzymes which make everything in the body work. The only way to know if you are low on biotin is to have a lab test. You might do better w/protein powder. Peace and good health.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes : Biotin is safe to take but not sure it will help your efforts!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 25-year-old female asked:
How many 1000 mg biotin pills do you take daily?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 17-year-old female asked:
Is there a time to take biotin 300mcg? And should i take 1 pill or 2
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.