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Can kids under 10 years old take biotin pills? And if so, how much?

Can kids under 10 years old take biotin pills? And if so, how much?

Biotin: They can take it, but why would you want to give it to them when biotin is present in many of foods we eat suchbas eggs or cereals. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Could you take biotin pills if your pregnant?

Could you take biotin pills if your pregnant?

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

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Can a 14 yr old take biotin pills 300 mcg? She really wants to take it because she recently cut her hair and wants it to grow back. Is it ok for her to take it?

Can a 14 yr old take biotin pills 300 mcg? She really wants to take it because she recently cut her hair and wants it to grow back. Is it ok for her to take it?

Hair growth: Hair growth is based on genes and your health. Normal good nutrition is sufficient, and you can not change the speed of regrowth. ...Read more

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I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10, 000 mcg or is that to much for me?

I'm 16 yers old would it be okay to take two biotin pills that contain 10, 000 mcg or is that to much for me?

Sounds like a lot: Adequate intake of biotin is 25-30 mcg for adolescent and 35 mcg for an adult daily. So 10, 000 mcg sounds like a very large amount. ...Read more

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I take 8 biotin pills a day of 600 mcg, I divide it, 4 with breakfast and 4 with dinner, is that okay?

I take 8 biotin pills a day of 600 mcg, I divide it, 4 with breakfast and 4 with dinner, is that okay?

No. That's too much.: A normal person (without biotin deficiency) eating a well-balanced diet can be just fine without buying additional biotin supplements. The NIH reports: no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for biotin; but adequate intakes for biotin are 7mcg for infants, 8mcg for children aged 1-3 yrs, 12mcg for 4-8 yrs, 20mcg for 9-13 yrs, 25mcg for 14-18 yrs, 30mcg over 18 yrs, 35mcg for breastfeeding women. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take one biotin pill of 1000 mcg and a pill of cod liver oil a day?

Is it okay to take one biotin pill of 1000 mcg and a pill of cod liver oil a day?

Only if...: Only if a person truly needs extra biotin or cod liver oil, should she take some. People should not ingest "supplements" or medications that they do not need. If a person is deficient in biotin, in omega-3 fatty acids, or in the vitamins in cod liver oil, then it may be ok to take those supplements. Thus, the question is, what is the person deficient in? ...Read more

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I'm not pregnant & take daily prenatal vitamins, can I also take daily biotin pills?

I'm not pregnant & take daily prenatal vitamins, can I also take daily biotin pills?

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 more

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Is it ok for a teenager to take 10, 000mcg biotin pills just for hair growth?

Is it ok for a teenager to take 10, 000mcg biotin pills just for hair growth?

Generally, no.: Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion to grow hair or prevent hair loss. Biotin is safe to take, but 10000 mcg per day is over 60 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take caffeine, biotin and greentea pills together?

Is it ok to take caffeine, biotin and greentea pills together?

Frauds in Medicine: You are very young so there may not be any medical or health consequences to this. But, there also will be no health benefits. Green tea 'pills' are a product that will in no way lead you to any real or sustained weight loss. I would advise that you not waste your money on this product. ...Read more

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How many biotin pills should teenagers take?

How many biotin pills should teenagers take?

Why?: What is the goal? Why taking biotin?
And in general I adhere to the dosing on the bottle. ...Read more

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How many 1000 mg biotin pills do you take daily?

How many 1000 mg biotin pills do you take daily?

None: You are wasting your money. A normal diet is all you need. ...Read more

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Is there a time to take biotin 300mcg? And should I take 1 pill or 2

Is there a time to take biotin 300mcg? And should I take 1 pill or 2

No: There is no specific time of day that it should be taken however 25mcg is the recommended dose for a 17 year old female. ...Read more

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How many biotin pill should a 12 year old take in a day?

How many biotin pill should a 12 year old take in a day?

Normally none: Biotin is in the foods of a balanced diet. That means a normal person gets the biotin she needs from eating a balanced diet, and does not benefit from spending money on biotin pills. ...Read more

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Can I take azo cranberry pill while taking biotin 10, 000 mg?

Can I take azo cranberry pill while taking biotin 10, 000 mg?

Supplements: I see no reason to take either one but I would read the label and ask whoever recommended you take them. You must not realize that manufacturers can add anything they want to this stuff and do. Beware. ...Read more

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Can I take iron and biotin at the same time. I was prescribed to take the iron pills but the biotin was just something I wanted to take for me.

Can I take iron and biotin at the same time. I was prescribed to take the iron pills but the biotin was just something I wanted to take for me.

You may but why?: What you expect to get out of taking biotin. Taking it will not do harm but it not do any good either. Take iron as prescribed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Good afternoon Dr, I'm a 16 year old male (African American) & I bought some 5, 000 mcg biotin pills, & I'm asking how many should I take a day?

Good afternoon Dr, I'm a 16 year old male (African American) & I bought some 5, 000 mcg biotin pills, & I'm asking how many should I take a day?

Vitamin supplements: The best way to quantify the amount of vitamins needed is to determine if there is a deficiency or if supplementation is to maintain normal values. 5000 mcg of biotin will be acceptable for your age if you are deficient of Biotin. As with all medications please discuss with your doctor before using the medication. Egg yolk & liver are good sources, raw egg white can deplete your stores. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a womens multivitamin and then a biotin pill?

Is it safe to take a womens multivitamin and then a biotin pill?

Yes: Yes, it is perfectly safe to take a multivitamin and additional biotin. Biotin is very non-toxic and safe to take in high amounts. ...Read more

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Gud evening sir. I am taking biotin tablets of 5mg for hair growth. Should I take any other pills too with it and what suppliments should be taken? And w

Gud evening sir. I am taking biotin tablets of 5mg for hair growth. Should I take any other pills too with it and what suppliments should be taken? And w

Yes....: Multivitamin with mineral. The main problem is low Protein supply, and hormone. Definitely increase your protein intake. Scalp care, avoid unusual or excess chemical applications to scalp. Reduce stress, sleep well. ...Read more

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I am taking hair skin and nail pills. It says to take 3 pills a day and has 3000 mcg of biotin per serving also with antioxidants. Is this safe?

I am taking hair skin and nail pills. It says to take 3 pills a day and has 3000 mcg of biotin per serving also with antioxidants. Is this safe?

Yes it is safe: Regarding Biotin and it's ability to help with hair and nail issues, there is very weak data that stated it might help. This was done in horse hoof studies that showed some help and the human studies were very weak studies. 9000 mcg of biotin is ok since toxicity studies have shown no issue up to 200, 000 mcg. But honestly I don't think these pill will do anything for your hair and nails. ...Read more

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Can I take Biotin/Keratin with birth control pills? Also what is a good dosage?

Can I take Biotin/Keratin with birth control pills? Also what is a good dosage?

Probably harmless: There is no information that biotin or keratin interact in a harmful way with birth control pills. We get biotin in whole grain bread and cereals, eggs, dairy products, nuts, dairy products and chicken. Keratin is found in skin, hair, teeth and nails. It is a protein and taking it as a supplement can lead to excess protein in the body and urine. I would save my money and focus on healthy diet. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it safe to take 5, 000 mcg pills of biotin while breast feeding?

Is it safe to take 5, 000 mcg pills of biotin while breast feeding?

Seems very unnatural: Not a natural thing to do. Biotin deficiency is rare, but can occur in persons with genetic mutations, on long-term antibiotics or anti-convulsants, or who eat a lot of raw egg whites. There is no good evidence that this easily available, over-the-counter supplement is the magic potion for anything. Biotin is safe to take, but 5000 mcg per day is over 30 times the usual dose, so is not advisable. ...Read more

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