Review: could Botox cause Serum Sickness?


Summary

Serum sickness is reported only by a few people who take Botox. We study 12,613 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Serum sickness. Find out below who they are, when they have Serum sickness 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 12,776 users)

Serum Sickness

Serum sickness (hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum) has been reported by people with multi-organ failure, fever, rashes, renal failure acute, hepatomegaly (latest reports from 1,888 Serum sickness patients).

On Jul, 19, 2016

12,613 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Serum Sickness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Serum sickness?

Time on Botox when people have Serum Sickness *:

  • < 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 Serum Sickness when taking Botox *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Serum Sickness when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 100 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine (2 people)
  • Torticollis (1 person)
  • Skin Wrinkling (1 person)
  • Pain (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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