Could Botox cause Infection - from FDA reports


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 25,926 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA. Among them, 38 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 migraine. (latest outcomes from Botox 26,284 users)

Infection

Infection has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure (latest reports from 72,562 Infection patients).

On Jan, 04, 2017

25,926 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 38 people (0.15%) have Infection


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Infection?

Time on Botox when people have Infection *:

  • < 1 month: 93.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.67 %
  • 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: 86.84 %
  • male: 13.16 %

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 %
  • 40-49: 8 %
  • 50-59: 12 %
  • 60+: 64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Skin Wrinkling (14 people, 36.84%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (4 people, 10.53%)
  • Migraine (4 people, 10.53%)
  • Muscle Spasms (2 people, 5.26%)
  • Hypertonic Bladder (1 person, 2.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (9 people, 23.68%)
  • Cymbalta (9 people, 23.68%)
  • Oxycontin (8 people, 21.05%)
  • Pletal (7 people, 18.42%)
  • Duragesic-100 (7 people, 18.42%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Headache (11 people, 28.95%)
  • Weakness (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Pneumonia (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Depression (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Rashes (9 people, 23.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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