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Doctor insights on: Biotin Medication

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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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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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Can a teen take biotin?

Can a teen take biotin?

Yes: It is indicated for biotin deficiency. Their is no standardized test for Biotin deficiency. Hence clinical signs like hair thinning, rash, depression, tingling of arms and legs. May be associated with Diabetics, pregnancy, rapid weight loss and malabsorption. Doses are adjusted for age ...Read more

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Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Is 1mg of biotin a lot?

Biotin: Biotin is vitamin b7, and is water-soluble. It most often comes in "mcg" doses -- there are 1000 mcg in 1 mg. Deficiencies are rare, as daily needs are small (around 50 mcg/day in adults) and it's abundant in food. Long-term antiseizure meds or antibiotics, intestinal malabsorption, & eating raw egg whites can lead to biotin deficiency. If you have one of these issues, 1mg is okay. ...Read more

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Does Biotin help your body?

Does Biotin help your body?

Essential 4 health!: As a vitamin, by definition biotin is an essential nutrient.
While deficiency is uncommon, low biotin can cause hair loss, dermatitis, and skin rash, ataxia, seizures, and other neurologic dysfunctions. High doses can be helpful for skin and hair health as well as blood sugar regulation. See http://draxe. Com/biotin-benefits/ and http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/biotin
for details. ...Read more

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Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

Is 10000 mcg biotin too much?

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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Should teenagers take biotin?

Should teenagers take biotin?

No, it is not needed: Biotin is present in a wide variety of food. Deficiencies are rare.
Consider discussing with your primary care doctor supplementing if:
1. Your child/ teen consumes raw eggs (raw egg white contains avidin, a substance that antagonizes biotin).
2. Your child/teen is taking valproic acid (a medication used primarily to treat seizures).
3. Is on IV nutrition (tpn). ...Read more

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Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 300 mcg of biotin too much?

No it is not too muc: No it is not too much. Daily requirement is 30 microgram per day, which is readily available in food supply. It is used as much as 8000 to 10000 micrograms dose for hair loss prevention and growth.300 micrograms is not too much accordingly. ...Read more

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Can I take biotin all at once?

Can I take biotin all at once?

WhatDoYouMeanAllAtOn: What do you mean all at once what?
If you mean that can you take all the piils at one time. The answer is no, And don't take more than one a day
And why are you taking Biotin? ...Read more

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Does biotin make you break out?

Does biotin make you break out?

Not supposed: Biotin or other inert compound in the same pill as anything else may cause allergies especially if taken from animal origen. What kind of breakout is giving you? Itchy wheals scattered throughout the body? Swelling of lips, tongue or throat? Wheezing? Depending upon how fast the reaction is after intake the more serious it is. Consider other causes too. ...Read more

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Can a teen take 5000mcg biotin.

Can a teen take 5000mcg biotin.

Don't need mo biotin: Biotin deficiency is very very rare. It is trendy right now to take if for hair and nails. Going beyond 100 mcg per day is not necessary and there is no evidence of benefit beyond this amount. Biotin is a water soluble B vitamin, so your body *probably* would simply pee out the extra. So it can be a nice way to make your pee expensive :) ...Read more

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3000 mcg to biotin, is too much?

3000 mcg to biotin, is too much?

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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Is 10, 000 mcg of biotin too much?

Is 10, 000 mcg of biotin too much?

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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What's the pros and cons of biotin?

What's the pros and cons of biotin?

Vitamin H/B7: Biotin vitamin b7 or vitamin h is an essential vitamin
daily requirement is 30microgram of biotin, which is readily available in well balanced diet containing egg yolk, cheddar cheese, pork, liver, salmon, whole wheat bread. And normal bacteria in the small bowell also synthesise biotin
deficiency of biotin can cause hair loss and brittle nails and may require supplements 2to10mgm daily. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin each day?

Why?: Unless you have discussed this with a physician, and have a deficiency, why would you want to? ...Read more

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Where can I get a Biotin injection?

Where can I get a Biotin injection?

Biotin: Hi, why would u want a Biotin injection, u eat enough Biotin in ur diet and human never become Biotin deficient. Although Biotin could be as part of B-complex injection. ...Read more

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Does prenatal pills contain biotin?

Check label: Usually no but you can check the label on the particular brand that you have and see if biotin is listed on the packaging. ...Read more

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Is 5000mcg of biotin daily too much?

Is 5000mcg of biotin daily too much?

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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Is 5000mcg biotin too much medicine?

No: Dosages of up to 200 mg have been used without significant side effects. Daily recommonded allowance is 2.5 mg (2500 mcg). If you are deficient in a vitamin, it would be understandable that the dose would higher than the DRA. ...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 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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What is a safe daily dosage of biotin?

What is a safe daily dosage of biotin?

30: The safe daily intake of biotin for an adult is 30 mcg/day. ...Read more