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Botox is a protein injected underneath skin in order to reduce or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox paralyzes or relaxes facial muscles, giving the recipient a sparkling, smooth facial look. In addition to this, Botox is a proven treatment for muscle spasms, cervical dystonia, excessive blinking, crossed eyes, and excessive sweating and muscle stiffness caused by stroke and cerebral palsy. This is an off-label use of the drug.

Problems Associated with Botox

More than half a million Americans use Botox to smooth out facial wrinkles and ease muscle disorders. The drug has been used for 20 years and is approved in many countries. Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Myobloc contain botulinum toxin. Many severe reactions occurred in children treated for limb spasticity associated with cerebral palsy. The most serious cases included hospitalization and death, and occurred mostly in children treated for cerebral palsy-associated limb spasticity.

Because of several side effects, the consumer advocacy group asked to strengthen warnings on the product’s labels. According to an analysis conducted by Public Citizen of FDA, the Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Myobloc had reported 180 U.S. cases of people developing severe conditions after receiving injections, including 16 deaths (between Nov. 1, 1997, and Dec. 31, 2006).

Free initial consultation - If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, that seems to be associated with Botox, please fill out and submit the form at the right or contact us today at-1-800-780-2686

Las Vegas Couple Sentenced for Treating with Bad Botox
LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas doctor and his wife were sentenced to imprisonment for 46 months 30 months respectively by U.S. District Court Judge Kent Dawson for treating patients with a Botox knockoff at their clinic in Nevada... Read More
Health Canada Announces Findings on Botox
Health Canada, the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, publicized its discoveries on Botox injections... Read More
Botox linked to birth defects
According to the documents from the Federal Health and Ageing Department in Australia, an Australian infant was born deaf and blind in November 2005 following the mother was given facial cosmetic injections of the drug Dysport. The documents, released under Freedom of Information, say that the drug was given in the first week of pregnancy... Read More

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