Unexpected side effects of taking Biotin


Know the side-effects taking biotin

Biotin is a supplement taken to improve skin,  hair and nails growth but this supplement also has some side effects. Not all side effects can happen to you but you should be cautious  as they might cause serious health issues. So check out the side effects before taking it




Too much biotin can cause acne especially on chin and jawline. Though it is not dangerous but can hamper the skin and the acne can be painful affecting your skin and making you suffer.

May even cause respiratory issues

In some people, a high dosage of biotin may even lead to respiratory issues. Make sure to consult a physician prior or if you face any problem in breathing after using it, visit the doctor immediately.

Increased blood sugar levels

Biotin is said to cause increase in blood sugar levels and this is particularly important for diabetic patients. It causes slower release of insulin that can lead to higher blood pressure which may cause clots or stroke, so its intake needs to be looked after especially in people who have diabetes.

Upset stomach

upset stomach
upset stomach

Taking biotin, many people feel upset stomach and face problems like nausea, cramping, and diarrhea.

Frequency of urination

It is said that higher dosage of it can cause increased urination need. Unusual amount of sweating can also happen.

Skin rashes

Skin reactions may also happen due to biotin. Many times blood vessels become inflamed due to its dosage and can result in severe skin problems.

Effects during pregnancy

Effects during pregnancy
Effects during pregnancy

Pregnant woman should generally avoid taking its supplement. Its vitamin may increase the risk of miscarriage. Though it has not been confirmed but make sure to consult a doctor before taking biotin during pregnancy.

Lowers medicine effectiveness

Biotin can lower the efficiency of anti-seizure medications and also reacts on cholesterol medicines making it less effective. It may increase serum glucose levels also by increasing fatty acids.

Take supplements but after consulting the doctor. Stay healthy!