Allergan | Botox (Medication)
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. It can be used in small doses for:temporary removal of facial wrinkles; severe underarm sweating; cervical dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions; blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking or strabismus - misaligned eyes.
Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect and it is best to avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment. ...
The most common side effect of Botox is temporary bruising. Other include:pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach.
More serious side effects include an allergic reaction, the spread of toxin, that may be fatal and possible antibody formation. Get medical help in any of these persist, get worse and if you notice any unusual sign. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to botulinum toxin type A, to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies.
Precaution need also persons with pre-existing dysphagia or breathing difficulties; neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, ALS or Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding do not use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...