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Review: could Botox cause Glaucoma?

Summary: Glaucoma is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take medication Vytorin, and have Eyelid twitch.

We study 12,801 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin. (latest outcomes from 12,986 Botox users)

Glaucoma

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 19,167 Glaucoma patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 12,801 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 7 people (0.05%) have Glaucoma.

Trend of Glaucoma in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Glaucoma * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Glaucoma100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Glaucoma0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Glaucoma when taking Botox ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Glaucoma ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blepharospasm (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vytorin (1 people, 14.29%)
  2. Diovan (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Protonix (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Prandin (1 people, 14.29%)
  5. Zantac (1 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does clonazapam cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?
    Patient fell a year ago and injured her neck and broke a bone in her arm. Has had severe pain in her neck. Getting acupuncture frequently. Recently tried to change medication from Valium to Clonazepam, and developed severe tinnitus. She said she only missed two days of Valium. She also says she has skipped days without taking valium and never had a problem. She says Clonazepam caused the tinnitus. I can't find anything that states a side effect of clonazepam is tinnitus.
  • Do botox injections for migraines possibly cause loss of effectiveness of novacaines numbing ability ?
    I received the Botox injections for migraine prevention and then within the following couple of days, I had some dental work done for a new crown. This is the first time in my life that the dentist could not effectively numb my gums . It took about 8 to 10 injections over an hour before I was finally feeling numb. My question is : does the Botox cause this problem, ie, is the botox contraindicated for Novocain ? I look forward to an educated response. Thanks someone !Snutch
  • Bipolar 2 since 1975. recently d/c'd lithium. looking for a treatment that will not make glaucoma condition worse (1 answer)
    I am trying to determine which medication to use now that my 40 year successful run with Lithium is over. (The kdneys say it's time to quit). However, I do not want to increase intraocular pressure by using a medication known to increase said pressure. Most importantly, I do not want to lose my livelihood or cause my family and friends unforeseen difficulty due to ineffective medications. I have little faith in the alternatives and see Depakote, Geodon, and Lamictal as poor seconds at
    best. Any suggestions???
  • Can you have botox injections in face when taking votrient
    I would like to know if anyone taking Votrient has had cosmetic Botox injections. If so have you had any reaction?
  • Has anyone experienced getting perioral dermatitis after botox injections?
    Approx. 1 year ago perioral dermatitis on my face occured.
    My skin was always very nice and quite resistant.
    Never suffered from eczema, acne or anything like that.
    When I tried to figure out the reason, the only thing, which comes on my mind is, I had had botox injections about month before my dermatitis started. Has anyone experienced sth similar? Thanks Adela

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • been receiving botox injections for crows feet for 10 years. After last injection 4 months ago began having rash and redness of upper eyelids. Seen by MD was told eczema. Keeps returning .

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Had Botox for the first time July 2012. Noticed triangular dents 3 days later (they have never disappeared) face appears flat (all volume gone). Couldnt raise my eyebrows for at least 9 months, had to manually lift my brow to put mascara on. Cheek droop (but recovered mostly from that now) eyes looked sunken for about 1.5 yrs, (right eye still looks sunken) hollow caved in temple area (guessing that's from having my forehead injected) had dry eyes for roughly a 1yr, and strangely I still get shooting pains every now and then around my eyes. My eyes look like an old ladies eyes now, they look empty and hollow, skin looks like orange peel (Lower lids). Can feel my face pulling when I make certain expressions (like its so tight in some areas) left side of face is getting better, right side is still very droopy, skin laxity, pulls in funny directions when making expressions.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Basically at death's door!

    Reply

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