Side Effects of Botox

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Botox. However, not everyone who receives injections will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Vertical misalignment of the eye (vertical deviation)
  • Upper respiratory infection (such as the common cold)
  • Neck pain
  • Headache.
(Click Botox Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Botox

Botox can interact with a number of other medications (see Botox Drug Interactions).

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Botox?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving injections if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Botox Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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