Dysport and Pregnancy

Dysport injections are given to paralyze the muscles, which aids in causing wrinkles. The effect of the injection can prevail for about three months. Till date there have been no scientific studies which can prove that dysport is harmful during the period of pregnancy. In order to avoid any mishaps the manufacturers of dysport have recommended that this medication should not be used by women during pregnancy or while they are breastfeeding. There is not enough information available which can prove that the toxins present in the injection can seep into the breast milk. Some of the medical professionals of Australia have deemed dysport to be unsafe for use during pregnancy. According to them birth defects is one of the side effects of dysport.

Since there might be a connection between miscarriages and dysport treatments, doctors do not advise pregnant women to undergo the treatment if it is simply because of cosmetic enhancement of the skin. In certain cases, if the mother has received dysport injection during the very first trimester then the amount of risk for the baby is quite low. There have been many instances where women have taken dysport injections when they were unaware of their pregnancy and it has not caused any effect to their newborn child. But this injection should be avoided at all costs, if a woman is pregnant and she knows about her condition.

If dysport is used for treatment other than for cosmetic reasons, then the doctor should assess the affect that it can have on the fetus. Women who have used dysport before pregnancy for cosmetic reasons claim that the medication is not effective during this condition because water retention occurs in the body and it naturally gives a very puffy look to the face which in turn makes the existing wrinkles less visible. If dysport is used for other conditions such as migraines or cervical dystonia then the patient should consult the doctor for some other alternate medications that can be used during the time of pregnancy. Although many tests have been carried out on animals to ascertain the risks that dysport can have during pregnancy, but those results cannot be applied to human beings because of the variance in the doses that is administered to them. As a precautionary step pregnant women should avoid any treatments which constitute the usage of dysport, as there is no concrete evidence regarding the dangers of dysport during pregnancy.



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