Review: could Botox cause Fatigue?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 4, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,754 people who take Botox. Among them, 439 have Fatigue. See who they are, when they have Fatigue and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Botox (latest outcomes from 12,952 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin, wrinkles. Commonly reported side effects of Botox include eyelid ptosis, weakness, therapeutic response decreased, headache, dysphagia aggravated.
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) (latest reports from 1,513,864 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 12,648 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 418 people (3.30%) have Fatigue.
Time on Botox when people have Fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Botox * :
Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Botox * :
Severity of Fatigue when taking Botox ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Skin wrinkling (208 people, 49.76%)
- Muscle spasticity (120 people, 28.71%)
- Cerebral palsy (63 people, 15.07%)
- Torticollis (59 people, 14.11%)
- Pain (56 people, 13.40%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Botox cosmetic (197 people, 47.13%)
- Topamax (40 people, 9.57%)
- Multi-vitamin (40 people, 9.57%)
- Sinemet (37 people, 8.85%)
- Neurontin (35 people, 8.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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