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My dad is a parkinsons patient for 15 years . Of late he has been drooling . His Doctor suggests that he take a botox injection which will help control the drooling . How far is this effective and what are the side effects .
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A small clinical study has previously found Botulinum toxin A (Botox) as effective in the treatment of drooling (sialorrhea) in patients with Parkinson disease.  The side effects were noted to be mild and included diarrhea, neck pain, and dry mouth. Discuss this with your father's physician.
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