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February 26, 2011
Before you make the decision to begin Botox treatments, you may be curious about the side effects of Botox injections.
Before you make the decision to begin Botox treatments, you may be curious about the side effects of Botox injections. When receiving Botox treatment it is important to remember to read the Medication Guide each time you receive a Botox injection. There is a chance that new information could be added to the guide that you need to be mindful of. Also, talk to your doctor about your medical condition, the guide does not replace communication between you and your doctor.
Keep in mind that although many people have no, or minor, side effects, Botox Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) like other medicines may cause side effects. Be aware of the common side effects that can occur and check with your doctor if the side effects persist or become bothersome.
When using Botox Cosmetic, some patients experienced the following side effects:
Anxiety; back pain; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; dry or irritated eyes; facial pain; flu-like symptoms; headache; inability to focus eyes; increased cough; indigestion; nausea; neck pain; pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site; runny nose; sensitivity to light; stiff or weak muscles at or near the injection site; sweating.
Again, many patients experience minor or no side effects when receiving Botox treatment; however, some serious side effects can occur when using Botox Cosmetic. It is extremely important to contact your doctor or get medical help right away if you experience any of the following problems:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bleeding at the injection site; chest pain; difficulty swallowing or breathing; double or blurred vision or other vision changes; drooping of the upper eyelid; eyelid swelling; fainting; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; irregular heartbeat; loss of bladder control; loss of strength; paralysis; seizures; severe or persistent muscle weakness or dizziness; shortness of breath; speech changes or problems.
In some cases, the effect of the botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body that are away from the injection site. The spread of toxin effects can cause a serious condition known as botulism. The symptoms of botulism can include:
Loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body; double vision; blurred vision and dropping eyelids; hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia); trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria); loss of bladder control; trouble breathing; and trouble swallowing.
All Botox side effects can happen hours to weeks after you receive treatment. Remember this is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur after receiving a Botox injection. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience any problems or have any of the above symptoms, especially if the side effect bothers you or does not go away.