Botox and Dysphagia - from FDA reports


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 Prevacid, and have Skin wrinkling . We study 25,926 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA. Among them, 945 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 migraine. (latest outcomes from Botox 26,286 users)

Dysphagia

Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pain, depression (latest reports from 54,541 Dysphagia patients).

On Jan, 31, 2017

25,926 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 945 people (3.64%) have Dysphagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Dysphagia?

Time on Botox when people have Dysphagia *:

  • < 1 month: 97.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.35 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.87 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.52 %
  • 10+ years: 0.17 %

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox *:

  • female: 77.13 %
  • male: 22.87 %

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.7 %
  • 10-19: 3.57 %
  • 20-29: 6.0 %
  • 30-39: 13.94 %
  • 40-49: 23.01 %
  • 50-59: 18.8 %
  • 60+: 29.98 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (236 people, 24.97%)
  • Torticollis (161 people, 17.04%)
  • Migraine (123 people, 13.02%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (102 people, 10.79%)
  • Pain (45 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (28 people, 2.96%)
  • Prevacid (28 people, 2.96%)
  • Synthroid (24 people, 2.54%)
  • Baclofen (22 people, 2.33%)
  • Ambien (21 people, 2.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (342 people, 36.19%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (215 people, 22.75%)
  • Headache (150 people, 15.87%)
  • Fatigue (129 people, 13.65%)
  • Hoarseness Or Changing Voice (120 people, 12.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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