FDA: Botox for muscle spams can be fatal

April 30, 2009 1:17:58 PM PDT
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that unapproved uses of Botox to treat muscle spasms can be deadly.

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Health officials say the majority of deaths are in children with cerebral palsy.

The FDA has directed Botox and two of its competitors to carry a boxed warning-- the most serious type.

Botox is mostly known as a treatment for wrinkles, but it's also widely used to treat muscle-spasm conditions.

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