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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 12,776 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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Botox

Botox (latest outcomes from 12,957 users) has active ingredients of botulinum toxin type a. It is often used in aging changes in skin.

Weight gain - unintentional

Weight gain - unintentional (latest reports from 521,598 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

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.

Trend of Weight gain - unintentional in Botox reports

Time on Botox when people have Weight gain - unintentional * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain - unintentional100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Botox * :

FemaleMale
Weight gain - unintentional82.05%17.95%

Age of people who have Weight gain - unintentional when taking Botox * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain - unintentional0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%37.84%27.03%8.11%27.03%

Severity of Weight gain - unintentional when taking Botox ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Weight gain - unintentional ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Torticollis (20 people, 100.00%)
  2. Headache (16 people, 80.00%)
  3. Pain (14 people, 70.00%)
  4. Musculoskeletal pain (12 people, 60.00%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (12 people, 60.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (14 people, 70.00%)
  2. Nexium (13 people, 65.00%)
  3. Prednisone (13 people, 65.00%)
  4. Allegra (13 people, 65.00%)
  5. 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 (13 hours ago):

  • Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.

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  • From this study (19 hours ago):

  • This drug has ruined my life. I am only 26 years old and I am rapidly gaining weight, am going through premature menopause, and cannot have children. All this has happened since I have GONE OFF THE DRUG. Do not take this drug.

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    Susan on Apr, 22, 2014:

    Sorry to hear about this I am goin through it as we'll just found out after having tests done although I do have to children ages 4 and 10 I have only ever had a break from this deppo when I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child so was on deppo for a good few yrs but lately I was gtn bad mood swings and horrible night sweats after 6 months they have says I'm goin through premature ovarian failure and I've been put on hormOne replacement treatment. I was really shocked as I've just turned 27

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  • From this study (2 weeks 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?

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