January 27, 2008
New Warnings for Botox?
That's what Sidney Wolfe (Public Citizen) is asking for after sixteen deaths have been reported -- but none apparently among the people using it for cosmetic purposes. As a muscle relaxant, it can, as it turns out, be used to treat severe muscle pain in the neck, but the injections come near the esophagus, which, when it's hit with the drug, can cause paralysis and eventual death.
Perhaps because of the fact that it's thus far apparently limited to people in the non-cosmetic use side, I don't see any relevant ads for lawyers. The risk/benefit discussion would be interesting in any event, but especially so in the cosmetic use side, I would think.
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Before surgery, patients are advised for possible effects of Botox, but then due to effective result people are still using it.
Posted by: kimberly | Feb 3, 2008 6:10:51 PM