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Can You Take Biotin While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Better not to: It is better not to take biotin if you are pregnant. Taking a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) is very important. Most people do not need biotin as you get these ingredients from you food if you eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Have a healthy pregnancy. Read more
Biotin in pregnancy: The amount of biotin that is in your prenatal vitamin is usually sufficient for your pregnancy. You should not need to take an extra biotin supplement. Talk with your obstetrician before adding any extra vitamins or herbal supplements other than your prescribed prenatal vitamin, as some supplements can even be harmful to you or your baby. Read more
Is biotin safe to take while pregnant? If so, what is the max daily dose? I would like to take 2500 mcg/day.
Yes: Recent research suggests up to 50% of pregnant women are deficient in biotin and deficiency can increase the risk of birth defects. 5000 mcg is a relatively large dose but it is perfectly safe- there is no evidence that too much biotin has ever hurt anyone! See http://www. Bastyrcenter. Org/content/view/609/. Read more
Yes: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Safe & useless:
Biotin is not doing you or your hair any favor.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby! Read more
Hi doc I lost my hair a lot after pregnancy. Can I use biotin pills to grow hair.?? how many mcg s of pills shld I take daily n how many months
The dose: Most vitamin companies sell is 5000 mcg. There is no good evidence that Biotin will increase the speed of hair growth however. Hope this helps! Read more
Biotin: Prenatal vitamin formulations are an excellent multivitamin for both the pregnant and non-pregnant alike. Without knowing the specific brand of prenatals you are using, many brands already contain biotin so you would not likely need additional biotin. If your particular brand does not contain biotin, there would be no problem in adding biotin to your daily vitamin supplementation. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 5 months pregnant and take prenatal vitamins that have biotin 300mcg can I also take biotin 5, 000 mcg supplement?
What for?: Extra biotin will not do you any good. High doses of biotin can mess up some of the lab tests, so I would recommend that you stick with the pre-natal vitamins only. Read more
M 8 weeks pregnant, is there any Problem If I take biotin 5000 in morning and nestabs abc prenatal vitamins capsule n soft gel capsule one at night?
Probably not: But biotin deficiency is rare and biotin readily available from dietary sources so that the need for the supplement is questionable, especially in such a large dose. There is really no data to indicate harm in taking it, but in pregnancy we like to err on the side of caution and avoid things that are not clearly indicated. Read more
Yes: Having hypothryroidism does not affect your need for vitamins. The only concern is that taking calcium supplements can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone, so if the penatal vitamin has calcium take it at least 2 hours after taking thyroid. Also, I advise having your doctor check your free T3 level- if not in the upper half of the normal range consider adding liothyronine (t3). Read more
If you not pregnant, but taken prenatal vitamin to promote hair growth. Do you need to take a additional Biotin vitamin because it only has 500mcg?
30 micrograms biotin: Many pregnant women are deficient in biotin. A biotin deficiency in adults can cause hair loss, facial rash, numbness, tingling, depression and hallucinations, but it might also contribute to birth defects in babies with mothers who are deficient in the vitamin. Pregnant women need 30 micrograms of biotin each day, so discuss with your doctor dietary changes you can make or supplements you can add Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take biotin 1000mcg twice a dayextra folic acid 400mcg twice a dayspring valley hair, skin, & nails vitamins 3 times a daywhile pregnant?
Can I take biotin, prenatal vitamins, omega 3, evening primrose oil and vitamin E at the same time? (i'm not pregnant)
Yes you can: Yes you can as I see no interaction or problem in taking these at the same time. Read more
If I am pregnant can I continue taking 5000 mcg of biotin if prenatal pills do not contain biotin and trubiotics one a day?
5000 mcg of biotin: Daily seems like an awful lot. The amount the Institute of Medicine has determined is adequate for pregnant women is 30 mcg/day! Usually it is fairly easy to get this in the diet from well-cooked eggs, wheat germ, whole grain bread and cereal. Trubiotics are probiotics, I believe. Discuss taking these with your obstetrician; she/he may recommend an alternative or discontinuation altogether. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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