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Is It Safe for pregnant women to Get Botox?

Is It Safe for pregnant women to Get Botox?

Medically Reviewed by Mohsen Talani, MD on November 27, 2023 | Written by CBAM Author

Is It Safe for pregnant women to Get Botox?

The effects of botulinum toxin A (btxA) administration during human pregnancy are largely unknown. There is only one prior report on the use of btxA during pregnancy. FDA approved labeling for btxA indicates that this toxin is pregnancy risk category C, This indicates that a risk cannot be ruled out. and recommends that it should be “administered during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.” BTX-A, which has a high molecular weight, does not appear to cross the placenta. Patients should wait 3-4 months for the Botox to be eliminated from their system prior to conceiving.

What happens if you accidentally inject Botox to a pregnant woman ?

Women are pregnant or breast feeding have not been studied for botox. However, this situation is quite common, and no reported adverse effects have been reported yet.