The FDA released a warning on the 8th of February 2008 about adverse reactions, including respiratory failure and death caused by botox injections.
The reactions are similar to symptoms of botulism which includes difficulty swallowing, weakness and breathing problems.
What side effects can Botox cause?
Botox can cause respiratory failure and death. The symptoms are similar to botulism and include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty breathing
- Flu-like symptoms
Botox is very dangerous to unborn or nursing babies, so pregnant and breast feedings women should not use botox.
What are some other important things I should know about Botox?
Botox is used for cosmetic purposes as well as to treat conditions such as spasticity caused by cerebral palsy in children. Botox is made from the same toxins that causes botulism but when used in small doses, it can treat some health conditions.
Botox is injected into the area of concern and paralyses specific muscles and nerves. The injections last for a few months then it wears off and patients must seek treatment again.
Who is Botox for?
Botox is for people who want to make cosmetic changes to their appearance such as the removal of facial wrinkles, stop underarm perspiration and achieve symmetry between eyes or facial features.
What should I so if I have suffered an injury from a Botox injection?
Injured patients should immediately contact their doctors if they have difficulty breathing or experience weakness. Many of the adverse reactions are also caused by excessive amounts of botox so talk t o your doctor about avoiding over dosing.
Injured patients should also contact a personal injury lawyer if they are injured because of Botox. Liam Moloney, Solicitor, Naas, Co. Kildare specialises in Personal Injury Claims and can be contacted at 045 898000 or simply log onto our website www.moloneysolicitors.ie to download an enquiry sheet and your enquiry will be answered within 24 hours.