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Review: could Botox cause Stevens-johnson syndrome (Erythema multiforme)?

We study 12,785 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

Botox (latest outcomes from 12,970 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Stevens-johnson syndrome

Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe) (latest reports from 135,574 patients) has been reported by people with convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 12,785 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Stevens-johnson Syndrome. They amount to 0.00% of all the 135,506 people who have Stevens-johnson Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stevens-johnson syndrome in Botox reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stevens-johnson syndrome80.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Stevens-johnson syndrome14.29%85.71%

Age of people who have Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stevens-johnson syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Severity of Stevens-johnson syndrome when taking Botox ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Stevens-johnson syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Torticollis (3 people, 50.00%)
  2. Myokymia (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Muscle spasticity (1 people, 16.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Botox purified neurotoxin complex (2 people, 33.33%)
  2. Nivadil (1 people, 16.67%)
  3. Trental (1 people, 16.67%)
  4. Artane (1 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I have taken botox a week ago. After that my blood pressure raised. Although I was taking blood pressure pill before it did not affect anymore and my blood pressure raised to 150/100 sometimes 160/100. I am consulting my doctor right now to take multiple blood pressure pills in or to lower my blood pressure.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am recovering from reconstructive facial surgery and fat transfer due to the loss of subcutaneous fat loss. I am waiting for authorization to have surgery for the injury of my buttocks. I have Doctor reports confirming Celebrex is the cause for all my injuries.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • bulbar palsy one month after botox injection

    Reply

    kjoycamp on May, 9, 2014:

    I am experiencing similar symptoms 6 weeks after injections. I had 30 units to treat the 11 only. Symptoms of eye pain started 3 days later. Also experiencing overall tiredness and anxiety attacks! Wondering if your symptoms have subsided at all and where did you have the injections and how much?

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

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