Biotin is very
safe to take. It is one of the "water soluable" vitamins so if you take more than your body needs, guess where it ends up? in your pee!
I take 5 mgs a day. I don't know if you will be able to find a 5000 mg pill. Maybe you mean 5000 mcg which would be equal to 5 mgs. There is research out there that it helps with hair re-growth, that's why I'm taking it (I blame my hair loss on Prednisone).
Age 34, Diagnosed with UC September 2008
Prednisone currently on 20 mgs, tapering down 5 mgs every Wednesday
Will start Azathioprine 100 mgs 6/22/2009
Just started taking Apriso 4 tabs daily 6/11/2009 (SIGN UP FOR THE LOYALTY PROGRAM FROM SALIX!)
Biotin 5 mg
Vitamin D 2,000 IU per day
Calcium 1500 mg per day
Flaxseed Oil 2000 mg per day
Also tried: Remicade, Asacol, Rowasa, Cantasa