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Review: could Botox cause Herpes zoster?

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 Botox cosmetic, and have Skin wrinkling.

We study 12,791 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 13 have Herpes zoster. Find out below who they are, when they have Herpes zoster and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Botox and have Herpes zoster >>>

Botox

Botox (latest outcomes from 12,975 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Trend of botox reports

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster (latest reports from 118,095 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 12,791 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 13 people (0.10%) have Herpes Zoster.

Trend of Herpes zoster in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Herpes zoster * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Herpes zoster93.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.67%

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

FemaleMale
Herpes zoster64.71%35.29%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Herpes zoster0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%14.29%71.43%14.29%

Severity of Herpes zoster when taking Botox ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Herpes zoster0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Herpes zoster ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Herpes zoster100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Skin wrinkling (10 people, 76.92%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 30.77%)
  3. Affective disorder (4 people, 30.77%)
  4. Hypertension (4 people, 30.77%)
  5. Wrinkles (1 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Botox cosmetic (10 people, 76.92%)
  2. Fish oil (4 people, 30.77%)
  3. Aspirin (4 people, 30.77%)
  4. Multi-vitamins (4 people, 30.77%)
  5. Atenolol (4 people, 30.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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