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Review: could Botox cause Anaphylaxis?

We study 12,780 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 (latest outcomes from 12,963 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 108,047 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 12,778 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 36 people (0.28%) have Anaphylaxis. They amount to 0.03% of all the 108,045 people who have Anaphylaxis on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • bulbar palsy one month after botox injection

    Reply

    kjoycamp on May, 9, 2014:

    I am experiencing similar symptoms 6 weeks after injections. I had 30 units to treat the 11 only. Symptoms of eye pain started 3 days later. Also experiencing overall tiredness and anxiety attacks! Wondering if your symptoms have subsided at all and where did you have the injections and how much?

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    Ellie on Feb, 18, 2014:

    I never had hyperthyroidism at all, and the last time I had a test for that , was 3 months ago, 1 week after injecting botox for the third time with a new doctor, I do not know what he used and how he did it, I had aweful symptoms , sever headaches, pain in the eyes, sore throat, difficulty breathing sometimes, being moody, having too dry skin, itchy body, anxiety attacks which leaded me to see a doctor. We had all type of blood test to see what's going on, and my TSH which always was around 1.80-2 had dropped to 0.21 which is amazingly unbelievable for me.
    Anyways that's my idea that botox can cause that, since it happened to have over active thyroid within a week or so.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I began to have muscle and joint pain and burning in muscles 1 month after my botox injection. I have a positive RA factor. It is now 5 months after botox injection and I am in severe pain.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • I went to the emergency room because I noticed that the bottom of my face was swollen on the right side next to my chin. I was not in any pain, but thought it was strange and because I had never noticed anything like that before. The doctor was not sure what was wrong with me, said he thought it was a blocked salivary gland, and prescribed me ciproflaxin and clyndamyacin. I have been perscribed both medications at seperate times no more than 2 years before this happened without having any marked adverse response. I filled the perscriptions immediately after leaving the hospital and took them once I arrived at home. Shortly, (10-40 minutes - less than one hour) after I took both pills together as instructed at the hospital, I started having extreme stomach pain and cramps, so extreme that i was writhing in pain and said that i felt like i had been poisoned. I lay down to try to go to bed becasue i was in so much pain, and woke up 1-2 hours later, itching more severely than ever before everywhere on my body including my scalp, the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet. When I turned on the light I saw that my entire body was completely red and covered with hives, then my face started swelling up, my lips, cheeks, eyes, it seemed like my entire head was swelling. I'm not certain if my tongue was swelling or if i started having a panic attack that made it seem difficult to breathe (i have had panic attacks before). went to emergency room was treated with epi-pen, pepcid, benadryl, among other meds i cannot recall. nothing like this has ever occured before or since.

    Reply

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