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. This review analyzes which people have Herpes zoster with Botox. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 26,593 people who have side effects when taking Botox from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 24, 2017

26,593 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 44 people (0.17%) 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: 93.02 %
  • male: 6.98 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 6.67 %
  • 30-39: 3.33 %
  • 40-49: 26.67 %
  • 50-59: 36.67 %
  • 60+: 26.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (21 people, 47.73%)
  • Migraine (8 people, 18.18%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (4 people, 9.09%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Affective Disorder (2 people, 4.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Fish Oil (4 people, 9.09%)
  • Synthroid (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Imitrex (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Gilenya (3 people, 6.82%)
  • Vitamin C (2 people, 4.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (14 people, 31.82%)
  • Headache (10 people, 22.73%)
  • Weakness (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Facial Pain (5 people, 11.36%)
  • Drug Ineffective (4 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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