Botox Overdose: An Introduction
, previously known as botulinum toxin type A
) is a prescription medication approved to treat certain types of wrinkles, muscle spasms, and severe sweating. The effects of a Botox overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including the Botox dosage
and whether it was taken with any food, medicines, alcohol, or street drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Botox, seek immediate medical attention.
Symptoms of a Botox Overdose
Taking too much Botox (either by injection or by mouth) can cause muscle paralysis and general weakness. Depending on several factors, the effects may be minor or quite severe. In addition, it may take several weeks for the full effects of the overdose to develop.
Treatment for a Botox Overdose
An antitoxin is available for use in the case of Botox overdose. It works best if it is used quickly after an overdose. Treatment will also involve supportive care. This type of care consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For instance, if a Botox overdose caused extreme difficulty with swallowing, a feeding tube may be necessary to avoid choking on food or inhaling it into the lungs.
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe that you may have overdosed on Botox.