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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 12,801 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.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin. (latest outcomes from 12,985 Botox users)

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 22,699 Herpes zoster patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 12,801 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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    My freind is very sick, has not eaten in several days. Has large sores on his lower leg. Says he is in a lot of pain. He has not been to the doctor. I am very concearned about this.
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    I would like to know if anyone taking Votrient has had cosmetic Botox injections. If so have you had any reaction?
  • Has anyone experienced getting perioral dermatitis after botox injections?
    Approx. 1 year ago perioral dermatitis on my face occured.
    My skin was always very nice and quite resistant.
    Never suffered from eczema, acne or anything like that.
    When I tried to figure out the reason, the only thing, which comes on my mind is, I had had botox injections about month before my dermatitis started. Has anyone experienced sth similar? Thanks Adela
  • Can botox for migraines cause sleep apnea?
    I had botox injections for non-stop migraines on Sept, 3rd. Last night(3 weeks later) my throat closed off completely while sleeping at least 3 times. This is the first round of botox, but my face swelled and I had itching sensations inside my nose and chest happened approx. 2 hours after the injections. It feels like there is a flap in my throat that is closing off my air and I have to cough and gasp to get air. Anybody else have this problem?
    The doctor only injected the side of my head that the migraines are occurring, he put 2 or 3 injections in the back of my head, close to the bottom of head.
    The doctor thinks it is unrelated to the injections, but why is it happening now and not any time before the injections?

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  • After botox got shingles (all three occasions, which were after the shingles shot) Prior to vaccine, I had botox injections for over 15 years and never contacted shingles. I directly the shingles with the botox injections after the shingles vaccine.

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