Review: could Botox cause Muscle fatigue?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,754 people who take Botox. Among them, 988 have Muscle fatigue. See who they are, when they have Muscle fatigue and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Botox (latest outcomes from 12,952 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin, wrinkles. Commonly reported side effects of Botox include eyelid ptosis, weakness, therapeutic response decreased, headache, dysphagia aggravated.
Muscle fatigue (a condition in which muscles cannot exert their normal force) (latest reports from 1,312,572 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 12,648 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 970 people (7.67%) have Muscle Fatigue.
Time on Botox when people have Muscle fatigue * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle fatigue||97.71%||0.40%||0.60%||0.20%||0.80%||0.30%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle fatigue when taking Botox * :
|Muscle fatigue||78.38%||21.62% |
Age of people who have Muscle fatigue when taking Botox * :
|Muscle fatigue||0.00%||8.40%||4.54%||6.94%||16.37%||20.57%||18.42%||24.76% |
Severity of Muscle fatigue when taking Botox ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle fatigue||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle fatigue ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle fatigue||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Skin wrinkling (424 people, 43.71%)
- Muscle spasticity (302 people, 31.13%)
- Torticollis (285 people, 29.38%)
- Pain (190 people, 19.59%)
- Cerebral palsy (112 people, 11.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Botox cosmetic (351 people, 36.19%)
- Neurontin (103 people, 10.62%)
- Zanaflex (94 people, 9.69%)
- Aspirin (88 people, 9.07%)
- Prevacid (80 people, 8.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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