What jellyfish poison is in botox?

Not Medical Advice: Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Not jellyfish.

Clostridium botulinum are rod-shaped bacteria (also called C. botulinum. They are anaerobic, meaning they live and grow in low oxygen conditions. The bacteria form protective spores when conditions for survival are poor.

The spore has a hard protective coating that encases the key parts of the bacterium and has layers of protective membranes. Within these membranes and the hard coating, the dormant bacterium is able to survive for years. C. botulinum is responsible for the life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism.

Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to twelve months, depending on what you are treating. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.

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Tuesday, March 14 2017
Source: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/botox.html