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    Birth defect fears over Botox rival

    29/12/2008 9:50:00 PM. |

    Concerns have been raised over the use of anti-wrinkle treatments like Botox, after an Australian baby was born with serious birth defects.

    The mother was given facial cosmetic injections of the drug Dysport in the first weeks of her pregnancy in 2005. Her baby was born deaf and blind.

    A report by the manufacturer a year later admits a possible link with the drug's use, News Ltd reported.

    Possible birth defects are among 46 different adverse reactions to the botulinum type A toxin used in Botox and Dysport that have been reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration since July 1, 1994

    Other reported reactions include temporary facial paralysis, fatigue, dizziness, hallucinations, trouble swallowing and anxiety.
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    Both Dysport and Botox are botulinum toxin A preparations.
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    This isn't shocking to me. You can take over the counter medicine that can cause birth defects, so I can see a toxin like Botox causing major birth defects.

    They need to be warning every woman about this though, I imagine it's not routine to discuss this with patients. Also they should be getting pregnancy tests (if they are sexually active) before getting botox because this is some serious shit.

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    Botox is derived from one of the deadliest poisons known to man. For that reason alone it's stupid pumping it into your face because you just never know what else it could do, birth defects being the obvious problem.
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    Poor baby! That mother sounds stupid to be doing it whilst pregnant

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