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 Cymbalta, and have Skin wrinkling . We study 4,755 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 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 skin wrinkling. (latest outcomes from Botox 17,991 users)

Infection

Infection has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, renal failure acute, diarrhea (latest reports from 51,996 Infection patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

4,755 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 20 people (0.42%) have Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Infection?

Time on Botox when people have Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 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: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Infection when taking Botox *:

  • female: 90 %
  • male: 10 %

Age of people who have Infection when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 8.33 %
  • 60+: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (4 people, 20.00%)
  • Pain (1 person, 5.00%)
  • Muscle Spasms (1 person, 5.00%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1 person, 5.00%)
  • Migraine (1 person, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Neurontin (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Cymbalta (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Tobrex (7 people, 35.00%)
  • Rocephin (7 people, 35.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Muscular Weakness (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Headache (9 people, 45.00%)
  • Pain (8 people, 40.00%)
  • Depression (8 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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