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Review: could Botox cause Dysphagia (Swallowing difficulty)?
Summary: Dysphagia 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 Torticollis.
We study 12,791 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 612 have Dysphagia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dysphagia and more.
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Botox (latest outcomes from 12,976 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) (latest reports from 36,324 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Oct, 30, 2014: 12,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 612 people (4.78%) have Dysphagia.
Time on Botox when people have Dysphagia * :
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Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox * :
Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox * :
Severity of Dysphagia when taking Botox ** :
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How people recovered from Dysphagia ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Torticollis (220 people, 35.95%)
- Skin wrinkling (206 people, 33.66%)
- Muscle spasticity (174 people, 28.43%)
- Pain (120 people, 19.61%)
- Muscle spasms (97 people, 15.85%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Botox cosmetic (199 people, 32.52%)
- Zanaflex (84 people, 13.73%)
- Toprol-xl (64 people, 10.46%)
- Diazepam (59 people, 9.64%)
- Ambien (58 people, 9.48%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Dysphalgia has been intermittent and infrequent, but episodes last for several days.
Begins suddenly, rather than getting progressively worse.
Can swallow liquids (including thick ones like milkshakes) without trouble, but solid ...
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