"A counterfeit version of onabotulinum toxin A (Botox, Allergan) has been found in the United States and may have reached physicians' offices and medical clinics nationwide, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on April 16."...
Application of larger amounts of medication than recommended has not been shown to lead to more rapid or better results, and marked redness, peeling, or discomfort may occur. Oral ingestion of the drug may lead to the same side effects as those associated with excessive oral intake of Vitamin A.
This drug is contraindicated in individuals with a history of sensitivity reactions to any of its components. It should be discontinued if hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients is noted.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/10/2008
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