Birth defect fears over Botox rival
29/12/2008 9:50:00 PM. | LIVENEWS.com.au
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.