Review: could Botox cause Serum Sickness?


Serum sickness is reported only by a few people who take Botox. We study 7,873 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 has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Botox 26,270 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 crohn's disease, preventive health care, immunodeficiency disorders, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 2,389 Serum sickness patients).

On Oct, 24, 2016

7,873 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 5 people (0.06%) 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, 40.00%)
  • Torticollis (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Skin Wrinkling (1 person, 20.00%)
  • Pain (1 person, 20.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Swelling (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Pyrexia (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Pain In Extremity (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Malaise (2 people, 40.00%)
  • Arthralgia (2 people, 40.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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