Common Dysport Side Effects


The most commonly reported Dysport side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dysphagia (99)
Muscular Weakness (67)
Dyspnoea (62)
Headache (59)
Asthenia (56)
Eyelid Ptosis (52)
Dizziness (51)
Fatigue (43)
Off Label Use (36)
Diplopia (34)
Neck Pain (26)
Anxiety (26)
Dry Mouth (25)
Nausea (23)
Botulism (22)
Vision Blurred (22)
Swelling Face (22)
Feeling Abnormal (20)
Hypoaesthesia (19)
Chest Pain (18)

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Dysport Side Effects Reported to FDA



Dysport Side Effect Report#9914604
Abortion, Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: migraine,off label use, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: 310 Units, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abortion, Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in female patients, resulting in Abortion side effect.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9912748
Dizziness, Headache, Injection Site Mass, Headache, Vision Blurred
This report suggests a potential Dysport Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Dysport (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Dysport the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dizziness, Headache, Injection Site Mass, Headache, Vision BlurredAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dysport demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9899091
Atrial Fibrillation
This Atrial Fibrillation problem was reported by a physician from ES. A 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dystonia. On 200907 this consumer started treatment with Dysport (dosage: 1000 Iu). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dysport, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Atrial FibrillationThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Atrial Fibrillation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9857608
Aspiration, Pyrexia
This Aspiration side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 50-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Dysport 500 Units Speywood (drug dosage: Not Reported), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amlor (Not Reported)
  • Effexor (Not Reported)
  • Xanax (Not Reported)
.After starting to take Dysport 500 Units Speywood the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Aspiration, PyrexiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Dysport 500 Units Speywood. The patient was hospitalized.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9846316
Sensory Loss, Muscular Weakness
This is a report of a 25-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: Not Reported, start time: 201301), combined with:
  • Omeprazole
  • Oxcarbazepine (Not Reported)
  • Trihexyphenidyl
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sensory Loss, Muscular Weakness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in male patients, resulting in Sensory Loss side effect.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9817520
Respiratory Distress, Lung Disorder, Pyrexia
This report suggests a potential Dysport Respiratory Distress side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity and used Dysport (dosage: 350 Units) starting
Jul 22, 2013. After starting Dysport the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Respiratory Distress, Lung Disorder, PyrexiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although Dysport demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Distress, may still occur.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9802939
Eye Swelling, Viith Nerve Paralysis
This Eye Swelling problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling. On
Dec 18, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dysport (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dysport, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Eye Swelling, Viith Nerve ParalysisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Eye Swelling, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9757402
Acute Pulmonary Oedema
This Acute Pulmonary Oedema side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 91-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: essential tremor,off label use.The patient was prescribed Dysport (drug dosage: 200 Units), which was initiated on
Mar 18, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dysport the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Acute Pulmonary OedemaThese side effects may potentially be related to Dysport. The patient was hospitalized.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9742767
Nausea, Viith Nerve Paralysis, Hypothyroidism, Rash, Asthenia, Headache
This is a report of a 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: 50 Units, start time:
Oct 30, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nausea, Viith Nerve Paralysis, Hypothyroidism, Rash, Asthenia, Headache after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in female patients, resulting in Nausea side effect.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9737269
Epilepsy, Loss Of Consciousness
This report suggests a potential Dysport Epilepsy side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity and used Dysport (dosage: 500 Units) starting 2012. After starting Dysport the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Epilepsy, Loss Of ConsciousnessAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lyrica
  • Lamictal
  • Urbanyl
  • Aprovel
  • Baclofen (1.5 Tablets 3x/day)
  • Amlor
Although Dysport demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Epilepsy, may still occur.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9734554
Vertigo, Diplopia, Asthenia, Fatigue, Gait Disturbance
This Vertigo problem was reported by a physician from FR. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity. On
Jun 19, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dysport (dosage: 800 Units). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dysport, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vertigo, Diplopia, Asthenia, Fatigue, Gait DisturbanceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vertigo, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9706055
Muscle Spasms, Influenza Like Illness
This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 55-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: torticollis.The patient was prescribed Dysport (drug dosage: 300 Units), which was initiated on
Jun 14, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dysport the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Muscle Spasms, Influenza Like IllnessThese side effects may potentially be related to Dysport.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9701521
Urticaria Chronic
This is a report of a 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blepharospasm, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: Not Reported, start time: 2001), combined with:
  • Botox (Not Reported)
  • Pariet (Not Reported)
  • Xyzall
  • Polaramine (Not Reported)
  • Gaviscon (Not Reported)
  • Codeine (Not Reported)
  • Doliprane (Not Reported)
  • Tramadol Base (Not Reported)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Urticaria Chronic after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in female patients, resulting in Urticaria Chronic side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9699205
Angioedema, Urticaria, Overdose
This report suggests a potential Dysport Angioedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling and used Dysport (dosage: 144 U) starting 201310. After starting Dysport the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Angioedema, Urticaria, OverdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dysport demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Angioedema, may still occur.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9689237
Dysphagia
This Dysphagia problem was reported by a health professional from Country Not Specified. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: torticollis,nerve block. On NS this consumer started treatment with Dysport 500 Unites Speywood (dosage: 500 U). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lidocaine (Not Reported)
  • Trihexyphenidyl (Not Reported)
  • Clonazepam (Not Reported)
When using Dysport 500 Unites Speywood, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DysphagiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysphagia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9689236
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Anxiety, Swelling Face, Laceration, Face Injury, Muscle Disorder, Malaise, Muscular Weakness
This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 45-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling.The patient was prescribed Dysport (drug dosage: 75 Units), which was initiated on
Aug 30, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dysport the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Anxiety, Swelling Face, Laceration, Face Injury, Muscle Disorder, Malaise, Muscular WeaknessThese side effects may potentially be related to Dysport.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9678487
Eyelid Ptosis, Overdose
This is a report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: 80 Units, start time:
Oct 17, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eyelid Ptosis, Overdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in female patients, resulting in Eyelid Ptosis side effect.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9670353
Neuromuscular Toxicity, Overdose
This report suggests a potential Dysport Neuromuscular Toxicity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 9-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DE was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity,sedation and used Dysport (dosage: 1500 Units) starting
Mar 11, 2013. After starting Dysport the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Neuromuscular Toxicity, OverdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Midazolam (0.3 Mg/ Kg (5.1 Mg))
  • Dolantin (1 Mg/ Kg (17 Mg))
Although Dysport demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Neuromuscular Toxicity, may still occur.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9639137
Myasthenia Gravis
This Myasthenia Gravis problem was reported by a physician from AU. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Dysport (dosage: 1300 Units). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dysport, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myasthenia GravisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myasthenia Gravis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9628980
Corneal Infection, Dysarthria
This Corneal Infection side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling.The patient was prescribed Dysport (drug dosage: Not Reported), which was initiated on
Sep 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dysport the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Corneal Infection, DysarthriaThese side effects may potentially be related to Dysport.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9618981
Muscular Weakness, Dysphagia, Muscular Weakness, Neck Pain
This is a report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: torticollis, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: 500 Units, start time:
Apr 19, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Muscular Weakness, Dysphagia, Muscular Weakness, Neck Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in female patients, resulting in Muscular Weakness side effect.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9612499
Spinal Fracture, Fall
This report suggests a potential Dysport Spinal Fracture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasticity and used Dysport (dosage: 720 Iu) starting
Nov 29, 2010. After starting Dysport the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Spinal Fracture, FallAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Dysport demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Spinal Fracture, may still occur.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9612019
Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Dysphagia, Headache
This Musculoskeletal Stiffness problem was reported by a physician from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling,skin cosmetic procedure,off label use. On
Sep 17, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dysport (dosage: Not Reported). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dysport, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Dysphagia, HeadacheAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Musculoskeletal Stiffness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9587443
Vitreous Detachment, Overdose
This Vitreous Detachment side effect was reported by a physician from AU. A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling,skin cosmetic procedure.The patient was prescribed Dysport (drug dosage: Not Reported), which was initiated on
Aug 08, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dysport the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Vitreous Detachment, OverdoseThese side effects may potentially be related to Dysport.
Dysport Side Effect Report#9559581
Face Oedema, Erythema, Papule, Eyelid Oedema, Injection Site Pain, Hypersensitivity
This is a report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: skin wrinkling,skin cosmetic procedure, who was treated with Dysport (dosage: 45 Units, start time:
Jul 29, 2013), combined with:
  • Perlane (3 Ml)
  • Celebrex (Not Reported)
  • Soma (Not Reported)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Face Oedema, Erythema, Papule, Eyelid Oedema, Injection Site Pain, Hypersensitivity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dysport treatment in female patients, resulting in Face Oedema side effect.


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The appearance of Dysport on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Dysport Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Dysphagia 68
Headache 55
Dyspnoea 52
Dizziness 49
Eyelid Ptosis 47
Muscular Weakness 46
Asthenia 44
Fatigue 34
Off Label Use 32
Anxiety 26

What are common Dysport Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Dysphagia 31
Muscular Weakness 21
Asthenia 12
Diplopia 11
Dyspnoea 9
Fatigue 9
Condition Aggravated 8
Aspiration 5
Eyelid Ptosis 5
Fall 5

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    Dysport Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 15054-0500
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name Dysport
    Name Botulinum Toxin Type A
    Dosage Form INJECTION, POWDER, LYOPHILIZED, FOR SOLUTION
    Route INTRAMUSCULAR
    On market since 20091102
    Labeler Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s) BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A
    Strength(s) 500
    Unit(s) U/1
    Pharma Class Acetylcholine Release Inhibitor [EPC],Acetylcholine Release Inhibitors [MoA]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 471

    Dysport safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 12

    Reported hospitalizations: 115

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