ONABOTULINUMTOXINA (o na BOTT you lye num tox in eh) is a neuro-muscular blocker. This medicine is used to treat crossed eyes, eyelid spasms, severe neck muscle spasms, and elbow, wrist, and finger muscle spasms. It is also used to treat excessive underarm sweating, to prevent chronic migraine headaches, and to treat loss of bladder control due to neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
cerebral palsy spasms
history of surgery where this medicine is going to be used
infection at the site where this medicine is going to be used
myasthenia gravis or other neurologic disease
nerve or muscle disease
take medicines that treat or prevent blood clots
an unusual or allergic reaction to botulinum toxin, albumin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
aminoglycoside antibiotics like gentamicin, neomycin, tobramycin
other botulinum toxin injections
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your 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 might make your eyelids droop or make you see blurry or double. If you have weak muscles or trouble seeing do not drive a car, use machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
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.
If your activities have been limited by your condition, go back to your regular routine slowly after treatment with 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
changes in vision
chest pain or tightness
eye irritation, pain
fast, irregular heartbeat
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
bruising or pain at site where injected
dry eyes or mouth
muscles aches, pains
sensitivity to light
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
ONABOTULINUMTOXINA (o na BOTT you lye num tox in eh) is a neuro-muscular blocker. It is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines on the face.
infection where this medicine is going to be used
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
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.
This medicine can make your muscles weak. And, this medicine can make your eyelids droop or make you see blurry or double. If you have weak muscles or trouble seeing do not drive a car, use machinery, or do other dangerous activities.