Linked to Severe Birth Defects
Severe Birth Defects Associated with Botox-Type Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Baby Born Deaf and BlindAccording to documents from the Federal Health and Ageing Department in Australia, released under that country's Freedom of Information, a "serious and unexpected pregnancy outcome" has been linked to the use of Dysport, an anti-wrinkle treatment very similar to Botox.
According to the Australian media, in 2005 an Australian woman who had undergone Dysport anti-wrinkle treatment during her first week of pregnancy gave birth to a baby who was deaf and blind. The birth defect is among 46 different adverse reactions reported to Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration since 1994. A 2006 report on the birth defect, from the medical services manager for the manufacturer of Dysport, states that there may be a 'possible' link with Dysport.
Dysport and Botox both contain botulinum toxin type A compounds. Dysport is approved in Australia for cosmetic treatments, but not in the US.
In the US, the FDA issued a public warning in February 2008 regarding a similar product, Myobloc, stating that it is associated with adverse reactions including respiratory failure and death.
DEC-31-08: Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Linked to Serious Birth Defects [FOX NEWS: BIRTH DEFECTS LINKED TO ANTI-WRINKLE TREATMENT]
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