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

We study 12,791 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 12,975 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 136,145 patients) has been reported by people with convulsion, high blood pressure, epilepsy, ill-defined disorder, fever.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 12,789 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • I have had this rash with severe itching and diagnosed as erythema multiforme minor for about two weeks. It started with my palms feeling red and itchy and progressed to scalp,face,forearms,calves and a bit on thighs and waiste. I have been taking the hydroxyzine since the diagnosis, usually only at night as well as benadryl during the day while I'm at work. The rash seems to be moving around, clearing a bit and the coming back to same location. I have also been dealing with stress and diagnosed with acid reflux but I'm not taking any medication for this condition.I have also been using a cpap machine for the last 3 months

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months 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 (5 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

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