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Dysport Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport) (Dysport)?
- What are the possible side effects of Dysport (Dysport)?
- What is the most important information I should know about Dysport (Dysport)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive Dysport (Dysport)?
- How is Dysport given (Dysport)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dysport)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dysport)?
- What should I avoid after receiving Dysport (Dysport)?
- What other drugs will affect Dysport (Dysport)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive Dysport (Dysport)?
You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or cow's milk, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a side effect after receiving a botulinum toxin in the past
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests:
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease");
- myasthenia gravis;
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome;
- a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema;
- problems with swallowing;
- facial muscle weakness (droopy eyelids, weak forehead, trouble raising your eyebrows);
- a change in the normal appearance of your face;
- a seizure disorder;
- bleeding problems;
- heart disease;
- if you have had or plan to have surgery (especially on your face); or
- if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections such as Botox or Myobloc (especially in the last 4 months).
Dysport is made from human plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether botulinum toxin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication..
It is not known whether botulinum toxin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not receive this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is Dysport given (Dysport)?
This medication is injected into a muscle. A doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider will give you this injection. Dysport injections should be spaced at least 3 months apart.
Botulinum toxin injections should be given only by a trained medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes.
Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.
The effects of a Dysport injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. After repeat injections, it may take less and less time before your symptoms return, especially if your body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin.
Do not seek botulinum toxin injections from more than one medical professional at a time. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.
Using this medication more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.
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