When not to take Botox
Botox is known to contraindicate in the following situations:
- When there is an injection in the site at which the injection is applied.
- Patients who are hypersensitive to botulinum toxin type A or to any constituents used for the formation of ‘Botox’.
- It might affect negatively during pregnancy, so must not be taken without doctor’s advice.
Similarly, lactating mothers should avoid taking this as it can affect the newborn by passing through the milk.
- Patients having neurological problems such as difficulty in swallowing are at greater risk of having side effects from Botox.Persons with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases also require extra caution while being administered with the doses.
- Patients having neuromuscular disorders might face severe side-effects such as acute dysphagia and respiratory compromise on the application of typical doses of BOTOX.
- It is necessary to exercise extreme caution in case of the patients having certain problems such as dysphagia which is the difficulty swallowing and aspiration which occurs on inhaling foreign bodies, like the stomach contents, into the airways.
- It is essential to carefully administer the Botox injection if the muscles of the target site have weakened.
- A Sore neck can occur after the Botox shots which can be reduced using an ice pack.