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 Xanax, and have Skin wrinkling. This review analyzes which people have Dysphagia with Botox. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 26,593 people who have side effects when taking Botox from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 11, 2017

26,593 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 975 people (3.67%) have Dysphagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Dysphagia?

Time on Botox when people have Dysphagia *:

  • < 1 month: 96.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.5 %
  • 10+ years: 0.17 %

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox *:

  • female: 77.39 %
  • male: 22.61 %

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.5 %
  • 10-19: 3.42 %
  • 20-29: 6.06 %
  • 30-39: 14.44 %
  • 40-49: 22.83 %
  • 50-59: 18.94 %
  • 60+: 29.81 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (243 people, 24.92%)
  • Torticollis (170 people, 17.44%)
  • Migraine (128 people, 13.13%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (104 people, 10.67%)
  • Pain (49 people, 5.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (30 people, 3.08%)
  • Prevacid (28 people, 2.87%)
  • Synthroid (25 people, 2.56%)
  • Ativan (24 people, 2.46%)
  • Baclofen (22 people, 2.26%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (352 people, 36.10%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (223 people, 22.87%)
  • Headache (155 people, 15.90%)
  • Fatigue (137 people, 14.05%)
  • Hoarseness Or Changing Voice (126 people, 12.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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