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Review: could Botox cause Serum sickness?

Summary: Serum sickness could be caused by Botox, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Botox purified neurotoxin complex, and have Pain.

We study 12,776 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Serum sickness. Find out below who they are, when they have Serum sickness and more.

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Botox

Botox (latest outcomes from 12,957 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Serum sickness

Serum sickness (hypersensitivity reaction that results from the injection of heterologous or foreign protein or serum) (latest reports from 6,695 patients) has been reported by people with crohn's disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, premedication, kidney transplant.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 12,762 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Serum Sickness. They amount to 0.09% of all the 6,685 people who have Serum Sickness on eHealthMe.

Trend of Serum sickness in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Serum sickness * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Serum sickness100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Serum sickness when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Serum sickness100.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Serum sickness0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

Severity of Serum sickness when taking Botox ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Serum sickness ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Migraine (2 people, 33.33%)
  3. Skin wrinkling (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Torticollis (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Botox purified neurotoxin complex (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Ellie on Feb, 18, 2014:

    I never had hyperthyroidism at all, and the last time I had a test for that , was 3 months ago, 1 week after injecting botox for the third time with a new doctor, I do not know what he used and how he did it, I had aweful symptoms , sever headaches, pain in the eyes, sore throat, difficulty breathing sometimes, being moody, having too dry skin, itchy body, anxiety attacks which leaded me to see a doctor. We had all type of blood test to see what's going on, and my TSH which always was around 1.80-2 had dropped to 0.21 which is amazingly unbelievable for me.
    Anyways that's my idea that botox can cause that, since it happened to have over active thyroid within a week or so.

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