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Review: could Botox cause Glaucoma?

Summary: Glaucoma could be caused by Botox, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Vytorin, and have Blepharospasm.

We study 12,776 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 (latest outcomes from 12,957 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) (latest reports from 63,065 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 12,762 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 7 people (0.05%) have Glaucoma. They amount to 0.01% of all the 63,702 people who have Glaucoma on eHealthMe.

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 ** :

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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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  • I began to have muscle and joint pain and burning in muscles 1 month after my botox injection. I have a positive RA factor. It is now 5 months after botox injection and I am in severe pain.

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  • bulbar palsy one month after botox injection

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    Ellie on Feb, 18, 2014:

    I never had hyperthyroidism at all, and the last time I had a test for that , was 3 months ago, 1 week after injecting botox for the third time with a new doctor, I do not know what he used and how he did it, I had aweful symptoms , sever headaches, pain in the eyes, sore throat, difficulty breathing sometimes, being moody, having too dry skin, itchy body, anxiety attacks which leaded me to see a doctor. We had all type of blood test to see what's going on, and my TSH which always was around 1.80-2 had dropped to 0.21 which is amazingly unbelievable for me.
    Anyways that's my idea that botox can cause that, since it happened to have over active thyroid within a week or so.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • After botox got shingles (all three occasions, which were after the shingles shot) Prior to vaccine, I had botox injections for over 15 years and never contacted shingles. I directly the shingles with the botox injections after the shingles vaccine.

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  • Has anyone besides me have blepharospasm after trigeminal neurology sugery
    After Gamma Knife surgery for Trigeminal Neurology(a nerve problem) I later(4 years) was diagnosed with Blepharospasm/Meige Syndrome. Botox injections have been less than effective. Then I recently had Trigeminal Cyber Knife surgery on the other side of my face and still have nerve sensations on t ...

  • Is there a link between forteo and macular holes?
    My 82 year old mother has osteoporosis and was taking Forteo for several years (stopped taking aprox. 2 1/2 years ago) She also has Glaucoma. She recently developed a macular hole and just had surgery to correct it. Is there any link between Forteo and macular holes or other vision problems? We a ...

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