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Botox Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) (Botox)?
- What are the possible side effects of Botox (Botox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about Botox (Botox)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive Botox (Botox)?
- How is Botox given (Botox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Botox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Botox)?
- What should I avoid after receiving Botox (Botox)?
- What other drugs will affect Botox (Botox)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Botox)?
Since botulinum toxin has a temporary effect and is given at widely spaced intervals, missing a dose is not likely to be harmful.
What happens if I overdose (Botox)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may not appear right away, but can include muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, and weak or shallow breathing.
What should I avoid after receiving Botox (Botox)?
Botox may impair your vision or depth perception. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Avoid using underarm antiperspirants or deodorants for 24 hours after a botulinum toxin injection if you are being treated for excessive underarm sweating.
Avoid going back to your normal physical activities too quickly after receiving an injection.
What other drugs will affect Botox (Botox)?
Other medications such as cold or allergy medicine, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medicines, and irritable bowel medicines can increase some of the side effects of Botox. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medications.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- an injected antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin), streptomycin, tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Botox. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA).
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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