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 12,802 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 has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin. (latest outcomes from 12,987 Botox users)
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 36,358 Dysphagia patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 12,801 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 612 people (4.78%) have Dysphagia.
Time on Botox when people have Dysphagia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox * :
Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox * :
Severity of Dysphagia when taking Botox ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
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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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of drug interactions between Penicillin, Clonazepam, Alesse, Citalopram Hydrobromide for a 26-year old woman with Pericoronitis, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Birth Control, Major Depression. The patient has Swollen Lymph Nodes, Fever, Swallowing Difficulty, Pericoronitis, Swelling Face
- A study of drug interactions between Zoloft, Lamictal, Abilify for a 56-year old woman with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar. The patient has Belching, Swallowing Difficulty, Heartburn
- A study of drug interactions between Botox, Baclofen for a 57-year old woman with Cervical Dystonia. The patient has Copd
- A study of side effects of Xeloda for a 62-year old woman with Breast Cancer Metastatic. The patient has Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
- A study of drug interactions between Elavil, Adderall Xr 15 for a 22-year old man with Stress And Anxiety, Adhd. The patient has Swallowing Difficulty
Recent Botox related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Botox, Lyrica for a 41-year old woman who has Facet Joint Syndrome
- Comparions of Abilify, Prozac, Zoloft, Escitalopram Oxalate, Botox Cosmetic for a 41-year old woman who has Major Depressive Disorder
- Comparions of Botox Cosmetic, Fluoxetine for a 47-year old woman who has Chronic Depression
- Comparions of Botox, Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride, Artane, Ativan for a 43-year old woman who has Dystonia
- Comparions of Lopressor, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Maxalt-mlt, Ambien, Botox for a 59-year old woman who has Migraine Without Aura
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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