Doctors and specialists have used Botox injections for the past 20 years to alleviate migraine headaches, eyelid spasms, excessive armpit sweating, overactive bladder problems, and multiple other neuromuscular conditions. The success of this drug has been remarkable, and as a result, labs and research teams around the world continue to study it to discover other applications for its use.
Despite the ongoing triumphs that Botox has achieved, potential risks must be examined. Allergan, the company that manufactures Botox, is very careful to outline all possible side-effects associated with its product on every page of documentation so that all professionals administering injections are informed. The risks associated with Botox injections can be very serious and even life-threatening, but usually have been caused from over-dosage of the product.
If Botox spreads from the injection site or too much is administered, the central nervous system is affected and can cause problems swallowing and speaking, visual disturbances, or breathing difficulties. This is why Allergan takes every precaution possible to warn patients and professionals adequately. Some of the other minor risks are dizziness, itching at the injection site, rashes, and asthma-like symptoms.