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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 12,802 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

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in wrinkles. (latest outcomes from 12,989 Botox users)

Dysphagia

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 36,364 Dysphagia patients)

On May, 11, 2015: 12,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 612 people (4.78%) have Dysphagia.

Trend of Dysphagia in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Dysphagia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dysphagia97.03%0.74%0.93%0.93%0.00%0.37%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Dysphagia69.56%30.44%

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dysphagia0.00%7.09%5.24%6.01%10.48%19.88%20.65%30.66%

Severity of Dysphagia when taking Botox ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dysphagia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dysphagia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Torticollis (220 people, 35.95%)
  2. Skin wrinkling (206 people, 33.66%)
  3. Muscle spasticity (174 people, 28.43%)
  4. Pain (120 people, 19.61%)
  5. Muscle spasms (97 people, 15.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Botox cosmetic (199 people, 32.52%)
  2. Zanaflex (84 people, 13.73%)
  3. Toprol-xl (64 people, 10.46%)
  4. Diazepam (59 people, 9.64%)
  5. Ambien (58 people, 9.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Unable to walk/feed self for several days, improving slowly, concerned over continued ataxia with no physician she has seen able to give prognosis

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