Review: could Botox cause Weight gain - unintentional?
Summary: Weight gain - unintentional could be caused by Botox, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Torticollis.
We study 12,762 people who have side effects while taking Botox from FDA and social media. Among them, 20 have Weight gain - unintentional. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain - unintentional and more.
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On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,762 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox. Among them, 20 people (0.16%) have Weight Gain - Unintentional. They amount to 0.00% of all the 520,734 people who have Weight Gain - Unintentional on eHealthMe.
Time on Botox when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain - unintentional||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Botox * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||82.05%||17.95% |
Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Botox * :
|Weight gain - unintentional||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||37.84%||27.03%||8.11%||27.03% |
Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Botox ** :
How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Torticollis (20 people, 100.00%)
- Headache (16 people, 80.00%)
- Pain (14 people, 70.00%)
- Musculoskeletal pain (12 people, 60.00%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (12 people, 60.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (14 people, 70.00%)
- Nexium (13 people, 65.00%)
- Prednisone (13 people, 65.00%)
- Allegra (13 people, 65.00%)
- Topamax (13 people, 65.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (6 days ago):
I am an obese male who lost 70 pounds over the last three years. My weight remained stable for nearly one year. My doctor prescribed and I have been compliant with taking the above mentioned medications for the last nine months and they were keeping my blood glucose in check and lowered my A1C by 60% over that time. Over the last three months, I have gained 8 lbs. without any change to my caloric intake or exercise regimen (I walk two miles a day.). Has my body adapted to taking these medications and now be causing weight gain?
From this study (1 week ago):
I began to have muscle and joint pain and burning in muscles 1 month after my botox injection. I have a positive RA factor. It is now 5 months after botox injection and I am in severe pain.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Encopresis stopped for a long period of time, but then started back up
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