How Do Botulinum Toxins Work?

Reviewed on 8/31/2021

HOW DO BOTULINUM TOXINS WORK?

Botulinum toxins are a class of medications used to treat muscle stiffness or spasms. They are produced by a specific type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum.

Botulinum toxins prevent the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is responsible for signaling muscle contractions. They temporarily relax the contracted muscles by blocking these signals.

HOW ARE BOTULINUM TOXINS USED?

Botulinum toxins are used for the treatment of various conditions, including:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTULINUM TOXINS?

Botulinum toxin injections, like Botox, can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF BOTULINUM TOXINS?

Generic and brand names of botulinum toxins include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/neuromuscular-blockers-botulinum-toxins

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-153465/botox-injection/details#:~:text=Botulinum%20toxin%20is%20used%20to,the%20cosmetic%20appearance%20of%20wrinkles

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/treatments/how-does-botulinum-toxin-botox-work

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