Review: could Botox cause Herpes Zoster?


Herpes zoster is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Vicodin, and have Cerebral palsy . We study 4,755 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Herpes zoster. Find out below who they are, when they have Herpes zoster and more.

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Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in skin wrinkling. (latest outcomes from Botox 17,991 users)

Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster has been reported by people with renal failure acute, weakness, altered state of consciousness, drowsiness, speech impairment (adult) (latest reports from 27,547 Herpes zoster patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

4,755 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 9 people (0.19%) have Herpes Zoster

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Herpes zoster?

Time on Botox when people have Herpes Zoster *:

  • < 1 month: 85.71 %
  • 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: 14.29 %

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

  • female: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 25 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Severity if Herpes Zoster when taking Botox **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Herpes Zoster **:

  • while on drug: 100 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Wrinkles (1 person)
  • Torticollis (1 person)
  • Migraine (1 person)
  • Hyperhidrosis (1 person)
  • Cerebral Palsy (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vicodin (2 people)
  • Gabapentin (1 person)
  • Diltiazem (1 person)
  • Dexilant (1 person)
  • Baclofen (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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