Drug Index

Biotin

 
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Mechanism :

Biotin, also known as vitamin H or B 7, is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin.


Indication :

• Propionic acidemia

• Biotinidase deficiency

• Holocarboxylase synthetase deficiency


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to biotin or any of its components.


Dosing :

Daily Dietary Requirements:

Infants; 0-1 year: 5-6 mcg/day.

Children; 1-9 years: 8-12 mcg/day.

Adolescents; 9-18 years: 20-25 mcg/day.

For Biotinidase deficiency:

10-20 mg/day (Oral) in two divided doses.


Adverse Effect :

Hypersensitivity to biotin or any of its components.

It is generally safe.

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