Botox Cosmetic

Generic: OnabotulinumtoxinA Solution for injection [Cosmetic Use], Botox Cosmetic 100unit Powder for Injection
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OnabotulinumtoxinA Solution for injection [Cosmetic Use]

What is this medicine?

ONABOTULINUMTOXINA is a neuro-muscular blocker. It is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines on the face.

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How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Read More ›

Botox Cosmetic can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • sialorrhea
  • spasticity
  • strabismus

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • changes in vision

  • chest pain or tightness

  • eye pain, infection

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • fever, flu-like symptoms

  • numbness

  • speech problems

  • swallowing problems

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

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What may interact with this medicine?

  • aminoglycoside antibiotics like gentamicin, neomycin, tobramycin

  • muscle relaxants

  • other botulinum toxin injections

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What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

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Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

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What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • cerebral palsy spasms

  • infection where this medicine is going to be used

  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma

  • myasthenia gravis or other neurologic disease

  • nerve or muscle disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to botulinum toxin, albumin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups.

This medicine will cause weakness in the muscle where it is injected. Tell your doctor if you feel unusually weak in other muscles. Get medical help right away if you have problems with breathing, swallowing, or talking.

This medicine contains albumin from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine but no cases have been reported. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.

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Who should not take Botox Cosmetic?

Check with your doctor if you have any of the following:

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), autonomic neuropathy, botulism, breast-feeding, cardiac disease, cerebral palsy, children, driving or operating machinery, dysphagia, geriatric, hyperthyroidism, infants, infection, inflammation, intravenous administration, myasthenia gravis, myopathy, neonates, neuromuscular disease, ocular disease, pregnancy, surgery, thyroid disease, viral infection, visual disturbance

Generic: OnabotulinumtoxinA Solution for injection [Cosmetic Use], Botox Cosmetic 100unit Powder for Injection

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