U.S. regulator said Friday some people experienced
serious and unexpected side effects such as inability to control facial
muscles, disfigurement and rare life-threatening allergic reaction after
The FDA have reportedly received 930 reports of side
effects of all types during the period between Jan 2003 and Sep. 20 2008
associated with use of products made by various companies.
The agency did not say how many side effects were serious
or which products caused what. But bloodberg.com reported that top-selling wrinkle-fillers
include Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.'s Restylane and Allergan Inc.'s Juvederm.
The FDA will have a meeting with a panel on Nov 18 to
discuss the safety of the products and whether warnings are needed.
The agency has expected more applications for
selling wrinkle-fillers in coming months.
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