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Should I worry about allergies with Botox?

Dr. Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgeon

According to Allergan pharmaceuticals, serious and immediate allergic reactions have been reported. The reactions include rash, itchiness, wheeziness, asthma, feeling faint, breathing problems and swallowing difficulties.

Do not take Botox or Botox Cosmetic if you have allergies to any ingredients of the medication or had allergic reaction to any botulinum product such as Myobloc, or Xeomin, or have a skin infection at the injection area.

Do not use if you have any neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.

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