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Review: could Botox cause Infection?

Summary: Infection 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 Oxycontin, and have Skin wrinkling. We study 12,802 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Infection and more.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in wrinkles. (latest outcomes from 12,989 Botox users)

Infection

Infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 55,219 Infection patients)

On Apr, 29, 2015: 12,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 21 people (0.16%) have Infection.

Trend of Infection in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Infection100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Infection when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Infection96.55%3.45%

Age of people who have Infection when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Infection0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%29.41%0.00%0.00%70.59%

Severity of Infection when taking Botox ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Infection0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Infection100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Skin wrinkling (8 people, 38.10%)
  2. Muscle spasms (2 people, 9.52%)
  3. Multiple sclerosis (1 people, 4.76%)
  4. Inflammation (1 people, 4.76%)
  5. Migraine (1 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (8 people, 38.10%)
  2. Neurontin (8 people, 38.10%)
  3. Cymbalta (8 people, 38.10%)
  4. Tramadol hcl (7 people, 33.33%)
  5. Naproxen (7 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • The last three times I had Botox injections, (forehead, crows feet) I got a sinus infection within a week of the injections. Two different doctors, same results. This last one was the worst. Terrible forehead pain, green pus out my nose, slight chills and fever. The other times I wasn't sure, but now I am. None of the doctors have heard of this problem. I had to see my GP and he put me on antibiotics and it finally cleared. I wonder if there is something I can do prior to the injections to prevent the sinus problems? If I could afford it, I'd get an eye lift. No more Botox!

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