Muscle Complications Associated With Botox Therapy Reversed by Pyridostigmine

Early intervention with Pyridostigmine drugs can reverse the complications of botulinum toxin therapy, generally used in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders in children, finds a new study. The findings of this study are published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The toxin helps in treating neuromuscular disorders by stopping the nerve fibers that control muscles from working the way they normally do. Usually, nerves release a chemical called acetylcholine from its endings which signals the muscle to contract. Botulinum toxin stops this substance from being released, and so the muscle does not contract.

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