Biotin Pharmacology


About Biotin
Mechanism of Action of Biotin
Biotin excerts it`s pharmacological action by influencing metabolic reactions. It acts as a coenzyme for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. It is required for cell growth and production of fatty acids. It is required for healthy maintenance of hair, skin, sweat glands, nerve tissue, and bone marrow. It also helps in the transfer of carbon dioxide and in the maintenance of a steady blood sugar level.
Pharmacokinets of Biotin
Absorption: Well absorbed orally, Excretion: Extra drug is excreted unchanged in urine.
Onset of Action for Biotin
Duration of Action for Biotin
Half Life of Biotin
Side Effects of Biotin
Contra-indications of Biotin
Hypersensitivity of any biotin products.
Special Precautions while taking Biotin
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Biotin
1.Biotin deficiency
2 Alopecia
3.Brittle nails
4.Prevent diabetic neuropathy and lower blood glucose levels in diabetic patients
5.Seborrheic dermatitis
6.Dry skin.
Interactions for Biotin
Typical Dosage for Biotin
Oral: 30 to 70mcg daily. Increased up to 300mcg/day if required based on the severity of deficiency.
Pregnancy: 30mcg daily
Lactation: 35mcg daily
Prevent brittle nails: 2.5mg/day.
Schedule of Biotin
Storage Requirements for Biotin
Store in a cool dry area in a well closed container. Protects from moisture, light and direct heat.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Biotin
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Biotin
Provide symptomatic treatment and supportive measures.

Home Delivery for Biotin in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including biotin.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for biotin and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for biotin may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take biotin only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for biotin before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for biotin with the pharmacy.

Biotin is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for biotin might be better known than biotin itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have biotin in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for biotin.