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Doctor insights on: Biotin Forte Medication

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Please clarify difference between biotin and biotin forte in regard to supplements?

Please clarify difference between biotin and biotin forte in regard to supplements?

Vitamin vs. brand: Biotin is one of the B vitamins; it occurs in many foods and is in many supplements. Biotin Forte is one particular supplement product that has a high dose of biotin, 5 mg, but that dose is safe and some benefits of biotin may require high doses. See https://draxe.com/biotin-benefits/
and http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/biotin
for details. ...Read more

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If I'm taking biotin forte with zinc, but i also eat good diet with lots of beans and B vitamin foods- will this cause excess B and zinc to build up?

If I'm taking biotin forte with zinc, but i also eat good diet with lots of beans and B vitamin foods- will this cause excess B and zinc to build up?

No: There is no worry about B vitamins "building up." The only B vitamin that our body stores is B12 and it is non-toxic. The only B vitamin known to be toxic is B6 but one usually has to take over 200 mg/day; it is impossible to get anywhere near that via diet.
Zinc toxicity is not known unless one ingests at least 100 mg/day long-term. Diet levels never approach this.
So no need to worry. ...Read more

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Never take meds unless necessary, but doc suggested vit. D and biotin forte (hair loss due to recent illness, but recovered) can these 2 help my body?

Never take meds unless necessary, but doc suggested vit. D and biotin forte (hair loss due to recent illness, but recovered) can these 2 help my body?

Yes and No: Taking vitamin D supplements is helpful to most people, because most people do not get enough vitamin D (either from their food and drink, or from sunlight). Taking biotin doesn't help a normal person who already has eats a balanced diet. There is enough biotin for essentially everyone who eats a healthy diet. Very rarely is anyone deficient in biotin. ...Read more

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Being seen by hematologist for low platelets (lowest 96k). Also, have hair loss, Derm suggested biotin forte. Is it safe, will it lower my platelets?

Being seen by hematologist for low platelets (lowest 96k). Also, have hair loss, Derm suggested biotin forte. Is it safe, will it lower my platelets?

Thrombocyopenia: 43 F from US. Notes being seen by heme for low platelets. Also, have hair loss. Derm suggests biotin forte. The only way to test if will lower your platelets will if to take it. I would ask you heme as they know you better. Beware of OTC meds of any kind as they can contain things that may lower platelets. Tell Heme about anything you take that is not prescribed by them. ...Read more

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If a medication does not interact w another one, does that apply even if the dosage is raised such as more biotin per day? Double checking Ty.

Yes: Typically,. Medications that don't interact with each other have no worsened interaction at higher doses. There are many medications which at higher doses can have an increased frequency of side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take vit c, glutathione at 7.20am, medication(antibiotic, nocolut,painkillers) 11.20am, biotin, l-lysine 3.20pm n same medication at 8.20pm?

Can I take vit c, glutathione at 7.20am, medication(antibiotic, nocolut,painkillers) 11.20am, biotin, l-lysine 3.20pm n same medication at 8.20pm?

There are a number: Of unanswered questions here but I will go ahead and make a couple of comments. I don't think the timing of when to take your supplements is an issue. It would be unusual to have an antibiotic and painkillers that are only dosed twice a day, and if they were, they should be close to 12 hours apart. Nocolut, a progesterone, would only be once a day. Prescribing doctor(s) can clarify. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I am 24 year old guy suffering from hair loss. I've been on biotin and rogaine medication for about 2 years, haven't seen noticeable difference. Help!

I am 24 year old guy suffering from hair loss. I've been on biotin and rogaine medication for about 2 years, haven't seen noticeable difference. Help!

Often fails: Biotin isn't going to help. If you have alopecia areata, nothing will help. This is probably too long for telogen effluvium. Especially if you're naturally blessed with a lot of great body hair and a thick beard, rogaine may not slow male pattern baldness. Shave your head, grow some great facial hair, hit the gym, and embrace your full masculinity. Nothing looks better than a buffed, balding man. ...Read more

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Vitamin question. Can biotin interfere with seizure medication. I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) and want to take something for my hair loss.

Vitamin question. Can biotin interfere with seizure medication. I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) and want to take something for my hair loss.

Biotin & Keppra (levetiracetam): Although there is no evidence that biotin interacts with any medication, there are some medications that may deplete biotin levels. These include those used to control seizures. It is best to first talk to your health care provider before starting biotin or any other vitamin supplement. This includes topical Rogaine for hair loss as there can be an interaction with Keppra (levetiracetam). ...Read more

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What amount of biotin should I take?

What amount of biotin should I take?

Depends: It depends on why you are taking the supplement. The only condition that biotin treats is a true biotin deficiency. If you have this the recommended dose is 100-1000mcg. The recommended daily dose for dietary supplementation is 30mcg. ...Read more

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How much biotin is recommended daily?

How much biotin is recommended daily?

Depends: Biotin deficiency is rare and there is no set daily allowance in the us. Biotin is also known as vitamin h or vitamin b7 and is necessary for cell growth, the production of fatty acids, and the metabolism of fats and amino acids. High dosages in the range of 5, 000 mcg are often used for hair loss, skin and nail problems and to help with sugar metabolism issues. ...Read more

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Is taking 10, 000 mcg of biotin safe?

Is taking 10, 000 mcg of biotin safe?

High dose: It is a high dose and has been recommended by some dermatologists and alternate medicine practitioners for hair loss at dose of 2000 to 10000 micrograms. It is considered a safe supplement with minimal side effects like nausea, pain, stress;anxiety, diarrhea and chest pain. And rarely itching. ...Read more

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Taking 5000 mg of biotin is it healthy?

"Healthy"?..: It is not toxic; "healthy" is a very individual matter; what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. This is why physicians interview and examine patients before they recommend specific treatment. ...Read more

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How much should I take the biotin 500mg?

How much should I take the biotin 500mg?

Too much/toxic?: Daily requirement of biotin is 30 micrograms and is readily available in a well-balanced diet.
High doses as much as 2to10 mgm has been recommended by some for hair loss and nail growth
500mgm is very high dose and can be toxic. ...Read more

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Is taking biotin 10, 000 mcg considered safe?

Yes, but............: Maybe overkill without side-effects. Most experts recommend 5000-7500mcg. Will help with hair and prevent hangnails! ...Read more

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If you are 16 is it ok for you to take maximum strength biotin 10,000?

If you are 16 is it ok for you to take maximum strength biotin 10,000?

Hair is protein: Biotin is not going to fix the problem. I am going to assume your issue is your hair. Are you getting at least 100 grams of protein per day in your diet? ...Read more

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Biotin for hairloss?

Biotin for hairloss?

Vitamin B7: Biotin, or vitamin b7, is found in lots of foods. It can also be made by the bacteria in your guts. Biotin requirements are not very high, and because it's both found in foods and made in our guts, deficiency is rare. It's very unlikely, and there is no evidence, that biotin supplements help with hair loss. ...Read more

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Can teens take biotin?

Can teens take biotin?

Yes: Biotin is a safe supplement that improves the quality of hair and nails. It is safe to take in teens and up. ...Read more

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Does biotin cause itchiness?

Does biotin cause itchiness?

Not per se: Any pill prescribed or supplements can cause varying degrees of allergic reaction because of the stabilisers, preservative & fillers! ...Read more

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Is biofol and biotin is same?

Is biofol and biotin is same?

No: Biotin is a vitamin (one of the b vitamins). Biofol is a product or multiple products, sold by a company, and includes many ingredients. It is rare for a normal person to be deficient in biotin, so one should be wary of companies trying to promote or sell extra large doses of biotin. One should ask a primary care doctor for individual advice before taking large doses of biotin. ...Read more

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Can biotin also help with skin?

Can biotin also help with skin?

Biotin: Severe biotin deficiency can cause loss of hair. However, many other signs of deficiency would be present as well including: dermatitis, atrophic glossitis, hyperesthesia, muscle pain, lassitude, anorexia, and others. Very tiny doses of biotin will correct these deficiencies. Excess biotin will not help hair growth. Biotin toxicity has not been reported in humans despite getting large amounts. ...Read more

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Where can I buy B12 with biotin?

Where can I buy B12 with biotin?

B vitamins: Generally speaking if you want to get b-12 and biotin, they are found in multivitamins (one a day). You can also find these in a b complex vitamin such as a GNC b complex 50 or the like. ...Read more