Review: could Botox cause Muscle fatigue (Weakness)?
Summary: Muscle fatigue 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 Botox cosmetic, and have Skin wrinkling. We study 12,802 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 987 have Muscle fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle fatigue and more.
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Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in wrinkles. (latest outcomes from 12,989 Botox users)
Muscle fatigue (a condition in which muscles cannot exert their normal force) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 180,564 Muscle fatigue patients)
On May, 23, 2015: 12,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 987 people (7.71%) 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||97.54%||0.59%||0.59%||0.20%||0.79%||0.30%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Muscle fatigue when taking Botox * :
|Muscle fatigue||78.35%||21.65% |
Age of people who have Muscle fatigue when taking Botox * :
|Muscle fatigue||0.00%||8.30%||4.49%||6.86%||16.85%||20.32%||18.37%||24.81% |
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 (427 people, 43.26%)
- Muscle spasticity (302 people, 30.60%)
- Torticollis (285 people, 28.88%)
- Pain (190 people, 19.25%)
- Cerebral palsy (112 people, 11.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Botox cosmetic (354 people, 35.87%)
- Neurontin (103 people, 10.44%)
- Zanaflex (94 people, 9.52%)
- Aspirin (88 people, 8.92%)
- Prevacid (81 people, 8.21%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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