What Are The Risks And Side Effects?
Botox should not be used in pregnant or lactating women, or by people who have had a previous allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients. Some patients have experienced headaches, mild nausea, mild pain at the site of the injection, temporary weakness/paralysis of the area close to the site of injection, blurred vision, double vision, fatigue, rashes, wheezing and swelling. For a complete list of side effects and warnings, visit our office to read the Important Safety Information pamphlet from the manufacturer.
Is This Injectable Known By Another Name?
Botulinum Toxin is the official name but is also known as Botox, Botox Cosmetic, Myobloc and Dysport. It is important to know that these injectables are not compatible and should never be mixed.
Can Botox Be Used To Treat Other Medical Conditions?
Yes, there are several conditions in which Botox has been approved for treatment. Conditions such as:
- Focal Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Blepharospasm (uncontrolled eye spasms and twitching)
- Strabismus (improper alignment of the eyes “crossed eyes”)
- Chronic migraines
- Various muscular conditions
- Bladder weakness
- Bowel disorders