Botox and Herpes zoster - from FDA reports


Summary

Herpes zoster is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Fish Oil, and have Skin wrinkling . We study 25,926 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA. Among them, 42 have Herpes zoster. Find out below who they are, when they have Herpes zoster and more.

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Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 36,822 Herpes zoster patients).

On Jan, 21, 2017

25,926 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 42 people (0.16%) have Herpes Zoster


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Herpes zoster?

Time on Botox when people have Herpes Zoster *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Herpes Zoster when taking Botox *:

  • female: 92.68 %
  • male: 7.32 %

Age of people who have Herpes Zoster when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.9 %
  • 30-39: 3.45 %
  • 40-49: 24.14 %
  • 50-59: 37.93 %
  • 60+: 27.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (21 people, 50.00%)
  • Migraine (8 people, 19.05%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 7.14%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (3 people, 7.14%)
  • Torticollis (2 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fish Oil (4 people, 9.52%)
  • Synthroid (3 people, 7.14%)
  • Famvir (2 people, 4.76%)
  • Aspirin (2 people, 4.76%)
  • Ampyra (2 people, 4.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (14 people, 33.33%)
  • Headache (10 people, 23.81%)
  • Weakness (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Facial Pain (5 people, 11.90%)
  • Injection Site Pain (4 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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