Review: could Botox cause Stevens-johnson Syndrome?


Summary

Stevens-johnson syndrome 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 Stevens-johnson syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Stevens-johnson syndrome and more.

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Botox has active ingredients of onabotulinumtoxina. It is often used in skin wrinkling. (latest outcomes from Botox 12,776 users)

Stevens-johnson Syndrome

Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, suicidal ideation, cross sensitivity reaction, blood creatinine increased, respiratory acidosis (latest reports from 27,455 Stevens-johnson syndrome patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

12,613 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 5 people (0.04%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Stevens-johnson syndrome?

Time on Botox when people have Stevens-johnson Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 80 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 20 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stevens-johnson Syndrome when taking Botox *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Stevens-johnson Syndrome 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: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Torticollis (2 people)
  • Myokymia (1 person)
  • Muscle Spasticity (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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