Biotin

Information about Biotin

Biotin uses

Biotin is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How biotin works

Biotin provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects of biotin

Available Medicine for Biotin

  • ₹73 to ₹100
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹129
    Protech Biosystems
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹89
    M D C Pharmaceuticals P Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹155
    Galaxy Biotech
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Biotin

Do consult your doctor if you are receiving kidney dialysis as higher doses of biotin may be needed. Do consult your doctor before taking biotin if you have,
  • Kidney disease.
  • Undergone stomach surgery.
  • If you smoke.
Do inform your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting biotin supplementation.

Frequently asked questions for Biotin

Biotin

Q. What is essvit/biotin forte?
Essvit and Biotin forte are trade names for biotin supplements
Q. Is biotin/biotin forte safe?
Yes. Biotin forte is a trade name for biotin supplement. Biotin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is biotin harmful?
No. Biotin is not harmful if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. No side effects following biotin use have been reported at appropriate doses
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Q. Is biotin good for hair/ effective for hair loss/ used for hair growth/ good for beard growth?
Yes. Biotin, a B-complex vitamin is needed for the normal growth and maintenance of hair.Symptoms of biotin deficiency include thinning of hair and loss of hair color. Biotin supplements may be taken to reduce hair loss. There are no scientific evidences to support use of biotin for beard growth
Q. Is biotin forte gluten free?
Yes. Biotin forte is free from any protein source that can contain gluten. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)