Clinical Efficacy of High Dose Biotin in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Exhibit Hall
Mariah R. Francis, Registered Nurse, MSCN , Northwest Neurology, Lake Barrington, IL

Background: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin known to activate enzymes involved in energy production and myelin synthesis. This vitamin may be compounded at special pharmacies into doses as high as 300mg to be taken daily. This dose of Biotin is believed to improve a spectrum of symptoms in patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Objectives: The purpose of this poster is to provide general information about the use of high dose Biotin in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis as well as provide anecdotal data regarding patient experience while taking high dose Biotin. The data provided will be based on an ongoing informal study to assess clinical efficacy in patients diagnosed with relapsing and/or progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Methods: Over 100 patients diagnosed with both relapsing and progressive Multiple Sclerosis who have taken 100mg-300mg of Biotin daily for at least 3 months or longer will describe their personal accounts and reflect on their experience by completing a standardized follow-up survey. This survey includes open ended questions specifically addressing any symptom improvement, side effects, and accessibility of the supplement.

Results: Data will be collected, analyzed and conclusions presented within the contents of the poster.

Conclusions: No definitive conclusions have been drawn as of yet because the informal study is currently being conducted.