Side Effects of BiotinMost people will experience little or no side effects from this type of supplementation. There have been rare reports of problems, but it is difficult to know if such problems are true side effects of the supplement or are caused by other factors.
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Drug InteractionsThere are no known drug interactions with this vitamin supplement. However, there are some drugs that can increase the risk of a biotin deficiency (see Biotin Drug Interactions).
Is It Safe?Based on available information, biotin seems safe for most people. Some people are more likely than others to experience problems due to drugs and supplements. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this supplement if you:
- Have any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Biotin and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Biotin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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