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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

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

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.

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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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I went to have botox done on my forehead about a month ago. After two weeks, I started to notice a small pimple. I treated it and it slowly went away however more came back and its more like a patch of acne on my forehead thats red and aggravated. I havent started any new medications or changed my routine and yet here they are.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • been receiving botox injections for crows feet for 10 years. After last injection 4 months ago began having rash and redness of upper eyelids. Seen by MD was told eczema. Keeps returning .

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