Review: could Botox cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation could be caused by Botox, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Calcium, and have Pain.
We study 12,776 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 77 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
On Apr, 17, 2014: 12,776 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 77 people (0.60%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.02% of all the 506,374 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Botox when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Botox * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Botox * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Botox ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (31 people, 40.26%)
- Muscle spasticity (18 people, 23.38%)
- Headache (16 people, 20.78%)
- Vitamin supplementation (15 people, 19.48%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (15 people, 19.48%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Calcium (27 people, 35.06%)
- Skelaxin (24 people, 31.17%)
- Fish oil (23 people, 29.87%)
- Miralax (18 people, 23.38%)
- Nexium (18 people, 23.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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