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Review: could Botox cause Fatigue?

We study 12,785 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 439 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Botox

Botox (latest outcomes from 12,972 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,545,969 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 12,785 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 439 people (3.43%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue97.13%0.86%0.00%1.15%0.57%0.29%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue85.82%14.18%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.22%9.11%2.44%5.56%24.44%31.11%16.22%10.89%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Botox ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Skin wrinkling (213 people, 48.52%)
  2. Muscle spasticity (120 people, 27.33%)
  3. Cerebral palsy (63 people, 14.35%)
  4. Torticollis (59 people, 13.44%)
  5. Pain (56 people, 12.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Botox cosmetic (201 people, 45.79%)
  2. Topamax (40 people, 9.11%)
  3. Multi-vitamin (40 people, 9.11%)
  4. Sinemet (37 people, 8.43%)
  5. Neurontin (35 people, 7.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 hours ago):

  • dp on Aug, 29, 2014:

    Have been on for 2 1/2 weeks. Female and 55 years old. Just increased dose 3 days ago. I am very tired but thought just do to all the activity in last month but now not sure. Lost 4 pounds in about 12 days and food isn't appealing, I have to force myself to eat and only certain things sound good. Hoping side effects wear off but hope my cravings stay controlled like right now. Not craving sugars or starch.

    Reply

    Sandavis28 on May, 18, 2014:

    I was taken off Victoza shortly after my post because of rapid and irregular heartbeat.

    Reply

    Jim Morton on May, 18, 2014:

    Male, 60 years old. Type 2 for 6 plus years and getting worse. On metformin. BP high but stabilized and I have not found any meds I can take that will bring BP down. Taking asprin also.
    Blood sugar is now at 200.

    Started taking Victoza 18 days ago. Blood Sugar is now about 110 and dropping. Weight has dropped 15 lbs. Never hungry but I do eat 2x a day but only a little.

    Reaction: Almost immediately fatigue and tired. I want to sleep all the time. Muscles don't want to work. But I can handle this if I can get my weight down and hopefully get off my diabetes meds. Most foods make me want to puke.

    No other symptoms so I guess I am lucky.

    Reply

    Sandra on Oct, 18, 2012:

    Female, 62. Have been on Victoza for about a month. My A1c had dropped from 9.9 to 7.9. I am sleepy and lethargic all the time. I just thought of checking to see if anyone else was feeling this way and am surprised that others have reported this. Are people reporting this to their doctors?

    Reply

  • From this study (13 hours ago):

  • No weight problems until started taking the pravastatin and the levothyroxine
    , started both meds same time

    Reply

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • Switched time of dosage from night until morning. Fatigue lessened

    Reply

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