Review: could Botox cause Weight Gain - Unintentional?


Summary

Weight gain - unintentional is found among people who take Botox, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Topamax, and have Torticollis . We study 4,755 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.

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Botox

Botox has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in skin wrinkling. (latest outcomes from Botox 17,991 users)

Weight Gain - Unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional has been reported by people with weight decreased, breathing difficulty, insomnia, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 82,979 Weight gain - unintentional patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

4,755 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.
Among them, 26 people (0.55%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Botox cause Weight gain - unintentional?

Time on Botox when people have Weight Gain - Unintentional *:

  • < 1 month: 90 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Botox *:

  • female: 84.62 %
  • male: 15.38 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Botox *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 5 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 5 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 30 %
  • 50-59: 10 %
  • 60+: 25 %

Severity if Weight Gain - Unintentional when taking Botox **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain - Unintentional **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Torticollis (7 people)
  • Pain (6 people)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (5 people)
  • Migraine (5 people)
  • Headache (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Topamax (8 people)
  • Prednisone (6 people)
  • Xanax (5 people)
  • Ambien (5 people)
  • Allegra (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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