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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

IncobotulinumtoxinA Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

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U.S. Brand Names


Canadian Brand Names


Pharmacologic Category

Neuromuscular Blocker Agent, Toxin; Ophthalmic Agent, Toxin

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• Serious side effects have occurred when this medicine has spread from the treated area.

• Please read the medication guide.

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to incobotulinumtoxinA, albumin, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have an infection where the shot will be given.

• If you have had a botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months.

How does it work?

• IncobotulinumtoxinA paralyzes the muscle getting the shot.

How is it best taken?

• This medicine is given as a shot into the muscle(s) causing the spasms.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Call healthcare provider for appointment.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2010-10-11 13:25:53.0

Modified: 2010-10-12 15:04:37.0

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