AbobotulinumtoxinA Injection

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AbobotulinumtoxinA injection is in a class of medications called neurotoxins. It works by blocking the nerve signals that cause uncontrollable tightening and movement of the muscles.

AbobotulinumtoxinA Injection is used to relieve the symptoms of cervical dystonia:spasmodic torticollis; uncontrollable tightening of the neck muscles that may cause neck pain and abnormal head positions. It is also used to temporarily smooth the wrinkles between the eyebrows. ...

Side Effect:

Ask your doctor which side effects you are most likely to experience since some side effects may be related to the part of the body where you received the injection. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:pain or tenderness in the place where you received the injection, headache, swelling of the inside of the nose and throat, dry mouth, neck, bone, or muscle pain, tiredness, nausea.

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:vision changes, eyelid swelling, itching, rash, hives, dizziness, fainting.

The medication can cause allergic reactions. If you notice an unexplained rash, itching, wheezing, swelling, or difficulty breathing, tell your healthcare provider right away. ...


In rare cases, AbobotulinumtoxinA can spread from the injection site to distant parts of the body, potentially causing serious problems. This is more likely to occur if the drug is used to treat spasticity in children. It should be noted that AbobotulinumtoxinA is not approved for use in children.

AbobotulinumtoxinA can cause difficulty swallowing, which may cause serious problems. This is more likely if you already have swallowing problems or if you have a neuromuscular disease.

AbobotulinumtoxinA contains albumin, a human protein. Theoretically, viruses or infectious proteins may be transmitted through albumin. However, there this has not been reported with an albumin product. Sometimes, the medication can decrease your blinking reflex, especially if it is used near the eyes. This can dry out your eyes, increasing your risk of corneal abrasion or other eye problems. If your eyes seem to be dry, let your healthcare provider know right away.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use AbobotulinumtoxinA without your doctor's advice. ...