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Is it OK to get a Botox treatment while pregnant?

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Is it OK to get a Botox treatment while pregnant?

May 06, 2013

Q: I am in my second trimester of pregnancy. Is it OK for me to get Botox?

A: Botox is classified as category C drug/medication. It includes these characteristics:

1. Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks.
2. Animal studies show risk, and human studies are not available or conclusive.

Thus Botox should be avoided during pregnancy.

-- Answer from Dr. Arun Phophalia, physician on JustAnswer.

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