Brand Name: Coenzyme R, Vitamin H, Nail-ex, Appearex
Generic Name: biotin
Drug Class: B vitamins
What Is Biotin and How Does It Work?
Biotin is a vitamin B supplement. It occurs naturally in food such as liver, legumes, tomatoes, soybeans, and carrots.
B vitamin is a member of the water-soluble vitamin family, and contributes to several naturally occurring reactions in the body between various enzymes or carboxylases.
Biotin is available under the following different brand names: coenzyme R, vitamin H, Nail-ex, and Appearex.
Dosages of Biotin Should Be Given As Follows:
- 30 mcg per day
- 35 mcg per day, if lactating. (See “Pregnancy and Lactation” section)
- 5-6 mcg per day, infants (0-1 year old)
- 8-12 mg per day, children (1-9 years old)
- 20-25 mcg per day, adolescents (9-18 years old)
There are no dosage considertaions for biotin.
What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Biotin?
Biotin is generally safe with no documented adverse effects.
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