Allergan | Botox Cosmetic (Medication)
Botox Cosmetic/OnabotulinumtoxinA is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary). OnabotulinumtoxinA also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.
Botox Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows. ...
Side effects of Botox Cosmetic include allergic reactions, rash, itching, headache, neck pain, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, nausea, weakness, and dry mouth. Patients also complain of pain and tenderness at the injection site.
Patients treated for blepharospasm may experience drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), inflammation of the cornea (keratitis), eye dryness, double vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. Those treated for urinary incontinence may experience difficulty urinating. Heart attacks, abnormal heart beats, and death have also been reported. ...
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have:a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome); allergies to any botulinum toxin product; had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past; a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema; swallowing problems; bleeding problems; plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face
weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using Botox Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received Botox in the past.
Especially tell your doctor if you:have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months; have received injections of botulinum toxin in the past; have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...