Review: could Botox cause Stevens-johnson syndrome (Erythema multiforme)?
Summary: Stevens-johnson syndrome is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Botox purified neurotoxin complex, and have Torticollis. We study 12,802 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 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 botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in wrinkles. (latest outcomes from 12,989 Botox users)
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 convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, fever. (latest reports from 27,934 Stevens-johnson syndrome patients)
On May, 8, 2015: 12,802 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome.
Time on Botox when people have Stevens-johnson syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stevens-johnson syndrome||80.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Botox * :
|Stevens-johnson syndrome||14.29%||85.71% |
Age of people who have Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Botox * :
|Stevens-johnson syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Severity of Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Botox ** :
How people recovered from Stevens-johnson syndrome ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Torticollis (3 people, 50.00%)
- Myokymia (1 people, 16.67%)
- Muscle spasticity (1 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Botox purified neurotoxin complex (2 people, 33.33%)
- Nivadil (1 people, 16.67%)
- Trental (1 people, 16.67%)
- Artane (1 people, 16.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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