Could Botox cause Constipation - from FDA reports


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fish Oil, and have Pain . We study 7,875 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA. Among them, 114 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Botox 26,278 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression (latest reports from 135,346 Constipation patients).

On Nov, 26, 2016

7,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 114 people (1.45%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Constipation?

Time on Botox when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 82.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 5.71 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 2.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Botox *:

  • female: 76.32 %
  • male: 23.68 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 13.19 %
  • 10-19: 6.59 %
  • 20-29: 4.4 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 23.08 %
  • 50-59: 16.48 %
  • 60+: 21.98 %

Severity of Constipation **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fish Oil (21 people, 18.42%)
  • Lexapro (20 people, 17.54%)
  • Skelaxin (18 people, 15.79%)
  • Paxil (17 people, 14.91%)
  • Zoloft (16 people, 14.04%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (29 people, 25.44%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (16 people, 14.04%)
  • Depression (15 people, 13.16%)
  • Pain In Jaw (12 people, 10.53%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (12 people, 10.53%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weakness (39 people, 34.21%)
  • Pain (28 people, 24.56%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (24 people, 21.05%)
  • Fatigue (23 people, 20.18%)
  • Depression (23 people, 20.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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