Review: could Botox cause Herpes zoster?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 22, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,754 people who take Botox. Among them, 13 have Herpes zoster. See who they are, when they have Herpes zoster and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Botox (latest outcomes from 12,952 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin, wrinkles. Commonly reported side effects of Botox include eyelid ptosis, weakness, therapeutic response decreased, headache, dysphagia aggravated.
Herpes zoster (latest reports from 112,779 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure.
On Feb, 22, 2014: 12,648 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 13 people (0.10%) have Herpes Zoster.
Time on Botox when people have Herpes zoster * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Herpes zoster||93.33%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.67% |
Gender of people who have Herpes zoster when taking Botox * :
|Herpes zoster||64.71%||35.29% |
Age of people who have Herpes zoster when taking Botox * :
|Herpes zoster||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||14.29%||71.43%||14.29% |
Severity of Herpes zoster when taking Botox ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Herpes zoster||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Herpes zoster ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Herpes zoster||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Skin wrinkling (10 people, 76.92%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 30.77%)
- Affective disorder (4 people, 30.77%)
- Hypertension (4 people, 30.77%)
- Wrinkles (1 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Botox cosmetic (10 people, 76.92%)
- Fish oil (4 people, 30.77%)
- Aspirin (4 people, 30.77%)
- Multi-vitamins (4 people, 30.77%)
- Atenolol (4 people, 30.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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