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Botox and Alcohol, Botox alcohol interaction, What is Botox

Botox and Alcohol speaks to Botox alcohol interaction, what is Botox and Botox side effects.

Botox generic name onabotulinomtoxinaA also known as botulism toxin type A is made from bacteria that causes botulism. This drug blocks nerve activity in the muscles causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

It is used to treat cervical dystonia which is severe spasms in the neck muscles, muscle spasms in the arms and hands, severe underarm sweating, and to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine. It is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. Included is uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.

Botox Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.

It is suggested that before botox and alcohol are used together you should discuss such with your physician.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

It is suggested that before taking this or any other drug you have a frank and honest discussion with your physician as to your drinking habits. This may be difficult as many alcoholics are in a state of denial as to their drinking habits.

I have also noticed that many alcoholics are not subject to the morning after illness that most of us suffer through when we drink too much. Severe alcoholics usually find if they feel “shakey” in the morning, a drink will make them feel more normal.

Before starting the drug you should advise your physician if you have Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, asthma or emphysema, problems with swallowing, facial muscle weakness, a change in the appearance of your face, a seizure disorder, bleeding problems, heart disease, upcoming surgery or have received other types of Botox injections.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects of Botox and alcohol are muscle weakness at injection site, bruising, bleeding, pain, redness or swelling at injection site, headaches, muscle stiffness, neck or back pain, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, flu symptoms, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling tired, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, dry mouth, dry eyes, ringing in your ears, increased sweating, itchy or watery eyes, sensitive to light or swelling or bruising of the eyelid. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects of Botox and alcohol are trouble breathing, talking or swallowing, hoarse voice, dropping eyelids, muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, vision problems, crusting or draining from eyes, severe skin rash, itching, fast, slow or uneven heartbeats, chest pain, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder or generally feeling ill. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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