Had Botox Two Weeks Ago. I Just Caught a Cold and Now Am Being Treated for Sinus Infection?

will cipro negate the Botox I had two weeks ago? I just heard that antibiotics reverse the Botox effects, but I need to get rid of the sinus infection!

Doctor Answers 6

Botox and antibiotics

Botox is not affected by antibiotics. This idea may stem from the fact that Botox (botulinum toxin) is produced by a bacteria (Clostridium botulinum).  Two weeks after treatment the toxin has already done it's job and the nerve endings have been blocked.  There aren't any medications I know of that will reverse this effect.  The body must grow new nerve endings that haven't been exposed to the toxin, which takes 3-4 months.  

Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Botox and antibiotics

Cipro won't "negate" the effects of Botox...for a thorough review of all potential side effects, review the website below and always discuss your questions/concerns with your provider.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

Will antibiotics effect Botox?

No.  the antibiotics you are being treated with should not effect the Botox injections you received.  Please get your sinus infection treated.  Hope you feel better soon.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Botox and antibiotics

Neither your cold nor your antibiotics will harm your botox. You should not have a problem.  Hope you feel better soon.

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Antibiotics and Botox

Antibiotics will not interfere with the results of your Botox treatment. Please take your Antibiotic as prescribed and don't worry about any effects on your Botox. Hope you feel better.

Kristin Baird, MD
Longmont Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Botox and sinus infection - can I take antibiotics

Antibiotics won't negate the effects of the Botox. Treat your sinus infection as directed. It will be just fine and your Botox results will remain the same.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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