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biotin (OTC)Brand and Other Names:coenzyme R, vitamin H, more...Nail-ex, Appearex

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Daily Dietary Requirements

Adequate Intake: 30 mcg/day

Nursing Women: 35 mcg/day

Other Indications & Uses

Biotin deficiency (extremely rare), brittle fingernails, diabetes, alopecia

Daily Dietary requirements

Infants (0-1 year old): 5-6 mcg/day

Children (1-9 years old): 8-12 mcg/day

Adolsescents (9-18 years old): 20-25 mcg/day

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Generally safe

            Doses of 10 mg per day have been taken with no adverse effects

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            Warnings

            Cautions

            Hypersensitive individuals

            Wating too much raw egg white (contains avidin that binds biotin)

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: Not studied

            Lactation: Not studied

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Nutrition

            Sources: liver, legumes, tomatoes, soybeans, carrots

            Function: member of water-soluble vitamin family, serves as cofactor to several carboxylases

            Deficiency is extremely rare, may cause dermatitis, alopecia, perosis

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: liver

            Excretion: kidney

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