FDA: Botox linked to kids’ deaths Children with cerebal palsy treated with anti-wrinkle drug for limb spasms
WASHINGTON - The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor have been linked to dangerous botulism symptoms in some users, cases so bad that a few children have died, the government warned Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration's warning includes both Botox, a wrinkle-specific version called Botox Cosmetic, and its competitor, Myobloc, drugs that all use botulinum toxin to block nerve impulses, causing them to relax.
In rare cases, the toxin can spread beyond the injection site to other parts of the body, paralyzing or weakening the muscles used for breathing and swallowing, a potentially fatal side effect, the FDA said.
FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox Anti-wrinkle drug and competitor Myobloc under agency safety review
Posted 2/8/08 FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are investigating reports of children's deaths and severe side effects for others treated for a variety of conditions with the wrinkle-erasing drug Botox and related products.
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