Principal Proposed Uses
- Supplementation During Pregnancy
- 0-5 months: 5 mcg
- 6-11 months: 6 mcg
- 1-3 years: 8 mcg
- 4-8 years: 12 mcg
- 9-13 years: 20 mcg
Males and Females
- 14-18 years: 25 mcg
- 19 years and older: 30 mcg
- Pregnant Women: 30 mcg
- Nursing Women: 35 mcg
Interactions You Should Know About
- Anticonvulsant medications : You may need extra biotin, but do not take more than the dosage recommendations listed in the Requirements/Sources section. In addition, take the vitamin 2 to 3 hours apart from the medication.
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -