USES: This medication blocks the action of muscles. It is used in the treatment of certain eye disorders such as strabismus and blepharospasm. It is also useful in treating certain spasms, movement disorders and tremors.
This medication blocks the action of muscles. It is used in the treatment of certain eye disorders such as strabismus and blepharospasm. It is also useful in treating certain spasms, movement disorders and tremors. Notes
It is important to understand the risks and benefits of this therapy.
Discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your health care professional.
Store this medication as directed.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: This medication is given by injection into specific eye muscles by an experienced health care professional.
Your dose and frequency of administration will be determined in part by your condition and your response to therapy.
Because this medication is given at the site of action, few side effects are reported.
Double vision, drooping or swollen eyelid, dry eye, tearing, eye irritation or increased sensitivity to light may occur.
If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you experience any vision changes or reduced blinking with this medication.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if you have any illnesses or any allergies.
This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Continuous dosing is not required.
Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
Was diagnosed w/Blepharospasm. Botox treatment for a year did not work. Now eyes have been closed ever since right after symptoms, Dec. 2008. Been tested for myasthenia gravis. Tests were negative. Neurologist(s) don't know what I have now.Also developed
1 September 2010
Effects I am currently experiencing severe times of parts of body itching, expecially scalp. Constantly stay thirsty and chapped lips. Having spasms in feet and legs., also fingers drawing and some numbness. Since Botox treatments started in 2008, have started noticing hair coming out.Now both eyes are closed, with very infrequent small peep hole in left eye. My eyes are now very itchy and water frequently.Have episodes of biting inside of mouth when eating. Also notice at times when I swallow, food takes longer to go down.
Additional Thoughts Would not recommend Botox for any type of treatment. Dr. said it can stay in your system up to 5 years.
No dependency problems:
F Age: 71 Location:
stockton, ca. Time Taken: 6 years years
19 June 2010
Effects for every 3 months it works for maybe 2.
Additional Thoughts my mom gets 8-9 shots in her neck every three months. it lasts maybe 2. she cant afford them is there any where she can go, like she did in sf. ca. college
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