Who have Dysphagia with Botox?


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 Torticollis . We study 7,875 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 714 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 26,278 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 54,522 Dysphagia patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

7,875 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 714 people (9.07%) have Dysphagia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Dysphagia?

Time on Botox when people have Dysphagia *:

  • < 1 month: 96.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.99 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.49 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.99 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.25 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.74 %
  • 10+ years: 0.25 %

Gender of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox *:

  • female: 71.55 %
  • male: 28.45 %

Age of people who have Dysphagia when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 6.21 %
  • 10-19: 4.5 %
  • 20-29: 7.07 %
  • 30-39: 12.21 %
  • 40-49: 17.99 %
  • 50-59: 17.13 %
  • 60+: 34.9 %

Severity of Dysphagia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prevacid (25 people, 3.50%)
  • Baclofen (21 people, 2.94%)
  • Valium (20 people, 2.80%)
  • Sinemet (20 people, 2.80%)
  • Klonopin (18 people, 2.52%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Botox, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Torticollis (158 people, 22.13%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (98 people, 13.73%)
  • Pain (40 people, 5.60%)
  • Movement - Uncontrolled Or Slow (39 people, 5.46%)
  • Skin Wrinkling (38 people, 5.32%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Weakness (280 people, 39.22%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (157 people, 21.99%)
  • Fatigue (99 people, 13.87%)
  • Hoarseness Or Changing Voice (95 people, 13.31%)
  • Headache (89 people, 12.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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