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Review: could Botox cause Anaphylaxis?

Summary: Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Botox cosmetic, and have Skin wrinkling.

We study 12,791 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Botox and have Anaphylaxis >>>

Botox

Botox (latest outcomes from 12,975 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) (latest reports from 109,201 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 12,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 36 people (0.28%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis92.31%0.00%0.00%7.69%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis85.48%14.52%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%1.79%12.50%33.93%37.50%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Botox ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Skin wrinkling (27 people, 75.00%)
  2. Dystonia (18 people, 50.00%)
  3. Arthropathy (12 people, 33.33%)
  4. Arthralgia (12 people, 33.33%)
  5. Muscle spasms (12 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Botox cosmetic (29 people, 80.56%)
  2. Zocor (16 people, 44.44%)
  3. Lasix (16 people, 44.44%)
  4. Vitamin d (12 people, 33.33%)
  5. Zanaflex (12 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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