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There are different types of botulinum toxin products There are different types of botulinum toxin products There are different types of botulinum toxin products There are different types of botulinum toxin products (toxin A and B) with different uses (eye problems, muscle spasms, (toxin A and B) with different uses (eye problems, muscle spasms, (toxin A and B) with different uses (eye problems, muscle spasms, (toxin A and B) with different uses (eye problems, muscle spasms, migraines, cosmetic). Different brands of this medication deliver migraines, cosmetic). Different brands of this medication deliver migraines, cosmetic). Different brands of this medication deliver migraines, cosmetic). Different brands of this medication deliver different amounts of medication. Your doctor will choose the different amounts of medication. Your doctor will choose the different amounts of medication. Your doctor will choose the different amounts of medication. Your doctor will choose the correct product for you. correct product for you. correct product for you. correct product for you. Botulinum toxin is used to treat certain eye disorders such as Botulinum toxin is used to treat certain eye disorders such as Botulinum toxin is used to treat certain eye disorders such as Botulinum toxin is used to treat certain eye disorders such as crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking crossed eyes (strabismus) and uncontrolled blinking (blepharospasm), to treat muscle spasms or movement disorders (blepharospasm), to treat muscle spasms or movement disorders (blepharospasm), to treat muscle spasms or movement disorders (blepharospasm), to treat muscle spasms or movement disorders (such as cervical dystonia, torticollis), and to reduce the (such as cervical dystonia, torticollis), and to reduce the (such as cervical dystonia, torticollis), and to reduce the (such as cervical dystonia, torticollis), and to reduce the cosmetic appearance of wrinkles. It is also used to prevent cosmetic appearance of wrinkles. It is also used to prevent cosmetic appearance of wrinkles. It is also used to prevent cosmetic appearance of wrinkles. It is also used to prevent headaches in people with very frequent migraines. Botulinum toxin headaches in people with very frequent migraines. Botulinum toxin headaches in people with very frequent migraines. Botulinum toxin headaches in people with very frequent migraines. Botulinum toxin relaxes muscle by blocking the release of a chemical called relaxes muscle by blocking the release of a chemical called relaxes muscle by blocking the release of a chemical called relaxes muscle by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine. acetylcholine. acetylcholine. acetylcholine. It is also used to treat severe underarm sweating. Botulinum It is also used to treat severe underarm sweating. Botulinum It is also used to treat severe underarm sweating. Botulinum It is also used to treat severe underarm sweating. Botulinum toxin works by blocking the chemicals that turn on the sweat toxin works by blocking the chemicals that turn on the sweat toxin works by blocking the chemicals that turn on the sweat toxin works by blocking the chemicals that turn on the sweat glands. glands. glands. glands. Botulinum toxin is not a cure, and your symptoms will Botulinum toxin is not a cure, and your symptoms will Botulinum toxin is not a cure, and your symptoms will Botulinum toxin is not a cure, and your symptoms will gradually return as the medication wears off. gradually return as the medication wears off. gradually return as the medication wears off. gradually return as the medication wears off.

Side Effects

Because this medication is given at the site of Because this medication is given at the site of Because this medication is given at the site of Because this medication is given at the site of your condition, most of the side effects occur close to where the your condition, most of the side effects occur close to where the your condition, most of the side effects occur close to where the your condition, most of the side effects occur close to where the medication is injected. Redness, bruising, infection, and pain at medication is injected. Redness, bruising, infection, and pain at medication is injected. Redness, bruising, infection, and pain at medication is injected. Redness, bruising, infection, and pain at the injection site may occur. the injection site may occur. the injection site may occur. the injection site may occur. Dizziness, mild difficulty swallowing, respiratory infections Dizziness, mild difficulty swallowing, respiratory infections Dizziness, mild difficulty swallowing, respiratory infections Dizziness, mild difficulty swallowing, respiratory infections such as cold or flu, pain, nausea, headache, and muscle weakness such as cold or flu, pain, nausea, headache, and muscle weakness such as cold or flu, pain, nausea, headache, and muscle weakness such as cold or flu, pain, nausea, headache, and muscle weakness may occur when this medication is used to relax muscles. Double may occur when this medication is used to relax muscles. Double may occur when this medication is used to relax muscles. Double may occur when this medication is used to relax muscles. Double vision, drooping or swollen eyelid, eye irritation, dry eyes, vision, drooping or swollen eyelid, eye irritation, dry eyes, vision, drooping or swollen eyelid, eye irritation, dry eyes, vision, drooping or swollen eyelid, eye irritation, dry eyes, tearing, reduced blinking, and increased sensitivity to light may tearing, reduced blinking, and increased sensitivity to light may tearing, reduced blinking, and increased sensitivity to light may tearing, reduced blinking, and increased sensitivity to light may also occur. also occur. also occur. also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. You may require protective eye or pharmacist promptly. You may require protective eye or pharmacist promptly. You may require protective eye or pharmacist promptly. You may require protective eye drops/ointments, an eye patch, or other treatment. drops/ointments, an eye patch, or other treatment. drops/ointments, an eye patch, or other treatment. drops/ointments, an eye patch, or other treatment. When this medication is used to prevent migraines, side When this medication is used to prevent migraines, side When this medication is used to prevent migraines, side When this medication is used to prevent migraines, side effects such as headache, neck pain, and drooping eyelid may effects such as headache, neck pain, and drooping eyelid may effects such as headache, neck pain, and drooping eyelid may effects such as headache, neck pain, and drooping eyelid may occur. occur. occur. occur. When this medication is used for excessive sweating, side When this medication is used for excessive sweating, side When this medication is used for excessive sweating, side When this medication is used for excessive sweating, side effects such as non-underarm sweating, respiratory infections effects such as non-underarm sweating, respiratory infections effects such as non-underarm sweating, respiratory infections effects such as non-underarm sweating, respiratory infections such as cold or flu, headache, fever, neck or back pain, and such as cold or flu, headache, fever, neck or back pain, and such as cold or flu, headache, fever, neck or back pain, and such as cold or flu, headache, fever, neck or back pain, and anxiety may occur. anxiety may occur. anxiety may occur. anxiety may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. or pharmacist promptly. or pharmacist promptly. or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. do not have serious side effects. do not have serious side effects. do not have serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious get medical help right away if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: itching/swelling (especially of allergic reaction may include: itching/swelling (especially of allergic reaction may include: itching/swelling (especially of allergic reaction may include: itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), rash, severe dizziness, trouble the face/tongue/throat), rash, severe dizziness, trouble the face/tongue/throat), rash, severe dizziness, trouble the face/tongue/throat), rash, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. breathing. breathing. breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. pharmacist. pharmacist. pharmacist. In the US - In the US - In the US - In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345. 1-866-234-2345. 1-866-234-2345. 1-866-234-2345.
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