Generic name: biotin (oral) (BYE oh tin)
Dosage forms: oral capsule (5 mg; 5000 mcg); oral liquid (5 mg/mL); oral tablet (10 mg; 1000 mcg; 2.5 mg; 300 mcg); oral tablet, disintegrating (5000 mcg)
Drug class: Vitamins
Biotin is a form of vitamin B found in foods. Biotin helps the body break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
Biotin has been used in alternative medicine as a likely effective aid in treating or preventing biotin deficiency. Biotin deficiency can be caused by malnutrition, rapid weight loss, long-term tube feeding, and other medical conditions.
Biotin has also been used to treat seborrhea (skin rash) in babies. However, research has shown that biotin may not be effective in treating this condition.
Other uses not proven with research have included treating brittle nails or thinning hair, diabetes, nerve pain, and other conditions.
It is not certain whether biotin is effective in treating any medical condition. Medicinal use of this product has not been approved by the FDA. Biotin should not be used in place of medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
Biotin is often sold as an herbal supplement. There are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for many herbal compounds and some marketed supplements have been found to be contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination.
Biotin may also be used for purposes not listed in this product guide.
Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Side effects :-
Common side effects may include upset stomach or diarrhea