When a dose is taken in higher dose than the recommended doses, it is called Overdose. Overdose always needs a clinical supervision. Any medicine or drug when consumed in Overdose produces untoward side effects on one or various organs in the body. A medicine is excreted in the kidney or metabolized in the liver most of the times. This process goes without any hurdles when taken in normal dose, but when taken in an overdose, the body is not able to metabolize it or send it out properly which causes the effects of anoverdose.
Since Vita Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while taking Vita Biotin?
Follow your healthcare provider's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Vita Biotin warnings
Warnings are a mix of Precautions. Contraindications and interactions and serious harmful effects associated with the medicine intake. A diabetic or Hypertensive patient need to be warned about few drug interactions. A known hypersensitivity patient needs to be careful about the reactions or anaphylactic shock. A pregnant woman or a breastfeeding woman should be warned of certain medications. A Hepatitis [liver disease] patient or a cardiac patient should avoid few drugs.
Pregnant women and nursing mothers should consult their physicians before taking this product. Vita Biotin® should not be used in patients with known allergy or hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
No toxic effects have been reported, even at higher doses.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Vita Biotin?
You should not use this product if you are allergic to Vita Biotin.
Before using Vita Biotin, talk to your healthcare provider. Your dose needs may be different:
if you have kidney disease;
if you have had stomach surgery; or
if you smoke.
Ask a doctor before using Vita Biotin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are nursing.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without medical advice.
Vita Biotin precautions
Certain people who are very sick or very old or who are sensitive show an exacerbation of side effect of the drug which can turn dangerous at times. So, it is very important to remember the precautions while taking the medicine. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding are also special categories wherein extra care or precaution is needed when taking a drug. Few patients may have a hypersensitivity reaction to few medications, and that can be life-threatening rarely. Penicillin hypersensitivity is one example. Diarrhea, rashes are few other symptoms which need a watch. A patient with other co-existing diseases like liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease should take special precautions.
• RDA values: Are not requirements, but are recommended daily intakes of certain essential nutrients.
• Laboratory test interaction: Vita Biotin in blood or other samples taken from patients who are ingesting high levels of Vita Biotin from dietary supplements (including multivitamins, prenatal multivitamins, Vita Biotin supplements, and dietary supplements for hair, skin, and nail growth) can cause clinically significant incorrect lab test results. Some testing methods use Vita Biotin technology (eg, Troponin, hormone tests), which use Vita Biotin to bind to specific proteins that are measured to detect health conditions. An increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to Vita Biotin interference with lab tests has been reported. If a lab test result does not correspond with a patient's clinical symptoms, Vita Biotin interference should be considered as a possible source of error (FDA Safety Communication 2019).
What happens if I miss a dose of Vita Biotin?
When you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember, but you should take care that it should be well spaced from the next dose. You should not take an extra dose at the time of the second dose as it will become a double dose. The double dose can give unwanted side effects, so be careful. In chronic conditions or when you have a serious health issue, if you miss a dose, you should inform your health care provider and ask his suggestion.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra Vita Biotin to make up the missed dose.
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