Aimovig vs. Botox

Are Aimovig and Botox the Same Thing?

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) and Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) are used for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

Botox is also used to treat limb spasticity, axillary hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, strabismus, and blepharospasm.

Aimovig and Botox belong to different drug classes. Aimovig is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist and Botox is an injectable neuro-toxin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aimovig?

Common side effects of Aimovig include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Botox?

Common side effects of Botox include:

Drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), inflammation of the cornea (keratitis), eye dryness, itchy eyes, double vision, eye irritation, tearing, increased sensitivity to light, reduced blinking, and eyelid swelling or bruising may occur when used for treating blepharospasm.

What Is Aimovig?

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) Injection is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

What Is Botox?

Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is an injectable neuro-toxin used for the treatment of chronic migraines, limb spasticity, axillary hyperhidrosis, cervical dystonia, strabismus, and blepharospasm.

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What Drugs Interact With Aimovig?

Aimovig may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Botox?

Administration of botulinum toxin with other agents (for example, aminoglycosides, curare) that affect neuromuscular function may increase the effect of botulinum toxin.

How Should Aimovig Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Aimovig is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

How Should Botox Be Taken?

Botox is administered by injection and dosing depends on the condition that it is used for.

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References

Amgen. Aimovig Drug Information.
https://www.aimovighcp.com
Allergan. Botox Drug Information.
https://www.botoxchronicmigraine.com/

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