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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 12,800 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.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin. (latest outcomes from 12,981 Botox users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain. (latest reports from 28,933 Anaphylaxis patients)

On Dec, 31, 2014: 12,793 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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  • Can you have botox injections in face when taking votrient
    I would like to know if anyone taking Votrient has had cosmetic Botox injections. If so have you had any reaction?
  • Has anyone experienced getting perioral dermatitis after botox injections?
    Approx. 1 year ago perioral dermatitis on my face occured.
    My skin was always very nice and quite resistant.
    Never suffered from eczema, acne or anything like that.
    When I tried to figure out the reason, the only thing, which comes on my mind is, I had had botox injections about month before my dermatitis started. Has anyone experienced sth similar? Thanks Adela
  • Can botox for migraines cause sleep apnea?
    I had botox injections for non-stop migraines on Sept, 3rd. Last night(3 weeks later) my throat closed off completely while sleeping at least 3 times. This is the first round of botox, but my face swelled and I had itching sensations inside my nose and chest happened approx. 2 hours after the injections. It feels like there is a flap in my throat that is closing off my air and I have to cough and gasp to get air. Anybody else have this problem?
    The doctor only injected the side of my head that the migraines are occurring, he put 2 or 3 injections in the back of my head, close to the bottom of head.
    The doctor thinks it is unrelated to the injections, but why is it happening now and not any time before the injections?
  • Seizure after an epipen injection (1 answer)
    I am allergic to EVERYTHING, so I usually pre-game with benadryl and wait out the uncomfortable side effects, but this time my tongue started swelling up and I was having trouble breathing so I went to an ER. About 5-7 minutes after they injected me in the thigh with an epipen, I was in mid sentence when I started having strange sensations and tremors all over my body. The injection spot, which is incredibly sore and feels like they hit my femur) suddenly became very warm and I could feel it spreading out quickly. I could hear people but I couldn't speak, everything clamped up, I couldn't breathe and I felt very confused and forgot what I was about to say to the nurse. The doctor caught the tail end of it and claimed I was having a panic attack! I heard both the nurses say that they thought it was a seizure. This happened to me once more a few yrs ago with an allergic reaction, but it was from the nurse pushing in the benadryl too quickly, which made my hands curl up like T-Rex and my eyes rolled back into my head. Is there such a thing as being allergic to epinephrine or has anyone ever experienced a seizure/stroke like reaction after being administered Epipen or Benadryl ?
  • Can botox cause heart murmors
    I have started having heart flutters I may have had these befor I started using botox I also have underactive tyroids and i am on 25mg of tyroxine

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I've been getting Botox injections for 7 years and After some Botox injections I get a high fever, body aches, and a severe soar throat with white patches on my tonsils. Antibiotics clear it up, but in beginning to think I need to start on antibiotics a day before my Botox treatment and continue for a few days, just like u do when u have surgery. Anyone else having this problem?
    When I don't get full blown sick I'm always very tired and weak for a few days after a Botox injection, So it's taken me along time to come to the conclusion that I do have a reaction to this stuff.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Took steroids for intensely itchy full body rash. Rash did not cease. Last day of prednisone tablets, got nausea sick headache. Second day with black water diaherria, incontinence, can keep no foods in. Will be starting second course prednisone tomorrow. Rash worse than ever.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I had 2 anaphylactic responses within three weeks of each other and I am looking for a common element. I had taken it before but prn. Then I had rotator cuff surgery and took it while away and reacted within an hr and didn't take one again until yesterday and within an hour I was back in emergency. The only common food factor other then this drug was chicken. I am pursuing, diligently to figure this out.

    Reply

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