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General Information on Botulinum Toxin Type A

Generic Name : Botulinum Toxin Type A

Pronunciation : BOT-yoo-li-num-TOX-in-A

Latest prescription information about Botulinum Toxin Type A. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Musculoskeletal Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Botulinum Toxin Type A

International- Botox.

Why is Botulinum Toxin Type A Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an injectable neuro-toxin, indicated for spasms (involuntary muscle contractions) of neck, upper arm, eye or eyelid, as well as increased sweating in the armpits. 

When should Botulinum Toxin Type A not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulations.

What is the dosage of Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Intradermally - Inject 50 units (2 mL of reconstituted solution) intradermally into defined hyperhidrotic area in 0.1 to 0.2 mL aliquots to each axilla evenly distributed in multiple sites (10 to 15) approximately 1 to 2 cm apart. Administer repeat injections when clinical effect of previous injection diminishes.

How should Botulinum Toxin Type A be taken?

This injection comes as a powder to be mixed with a liquid and injected into the muscle or into the skin by healthcare provider.

What are the warnings and precautions for Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Use same brand of botox.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of eye or face surgery, bleeding problems, seizures, hyperthyroidism, heart disease.

It may cause loss of strength or muscle weakness. Do not drive a car, or operate machinery, or other dangerous activities while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Botulinum Toxin Type A?

  Central Nervous System: Headache, discomfort, unusual tiredness and fear.
  Miscellaneous: Body aches or pain, chills, cough, fever, sneezing, joint pain and itching skin.

What are the other precautions for Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Caution needed in patients who are taking anticoagulants or with bleeding disorders.

What are the storage conditions for Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Botox is usually handled and stored by a health care provider.

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