OnabotulinumtoxinA
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is OnabotulinumtoxinA?

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• This medicine is used to decrease lines and wrinkles of the face and neck.

• This medicine is used to decrease underarm sweating.

• This medicine is used to treat anal fissures.

• This medicine is used to treat muscle problems around the eye area.

• This medicine is used to treat muscle problems that lead to spasms.

• This medicine is used to treat spasms of the head. It may take 2 weeks to see improvement.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have bleeding problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have nerve disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have trouble swallowing, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Muscle weakness or changes in vision can occur. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities that require you to be alert or have clear vision until you see...

 
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