Review: could Botox cause Anaphylaxis?


Summary

Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Effexor, and have Skin wrinkling . We study 12,613 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 64 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of onabotulinumtoxina. It is often used in skin wrinkling. (latest outcomes from Botox 12,776 users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with injection site haematoma, hypotension, rashes, ventricular tachycardia, drug ineffective (latest reports from 28,282 Anaphylaxis patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

12,613 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 64 people (0.51%) have Anaphylaxis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Anaphylaxis?

Time on Botox when people have Anaphylaxis *:

  • < 1 month: 92.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Botox *:

  • female: 84.75 %
  • male: 15.25 %

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.81 %
  • 30-39: 1.85 %
  • 40-49: 14.81 %
  • 50-59: 35.19 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (15 people)
  • Torticollis (5 people)
  • Pain (5 people)
  • Dystonia (5 people)
  • Narcolepsy (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Valium (5 people)
  • Provigil (5 people)
  • Naproxen (5 people)
  • Ms Contin (5 people)
  • Effexor (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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