Botox Cosmetic (Injection)


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Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Botox Cosmetic (Injection)

Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Medication Classification

BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A (Injection)

Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Brandname

Botox, Botox Cosmetic

Botox Cosmetic (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOT-yoo-li-num TOX-in type A) Treats uncontrollable muscle movements or paralysis in the neck (cervical dystonia), eyelids (blepharospasm), or around the eyes (strabismus). Also used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows.

When To Not Use Botox Cosmetic (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection where the shot will be given.

How Should You Use Botox Cosmetic (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle around your eye or neck, or along your eyebrow.
  • You may be given medicine to numb the area where the shot will be injected.
  • This medicine works gradually. Most people notice an improvement beginning 1 day to 2 weeks after the injection, depending on what condi

Proper Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Storage

Store Botox Cosmetic (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Botox Cosmetic (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Botox Cosmetic (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using an antibiotic (such as clindamycin, gentamicin, neomycin, polymixin B, streptomycin, tobramycin, Cortisporin®, Garamycin®, Neosporin®, Tobrex®), medicine to treat Alzheimer's disease (such as tacrine, Cognex®, Exelon®, Aricept®), quinidine (Cardioquin®, Quinaglute®, Quinidex®), or magnesium sulfate.
  • Tell your doctor if you have received botulinum toxin for any reason in the past several months.

Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have any kind of nerve or nerve-muscle problem (such as myasthenia gravis or Lou Gehrig's disease) or heart disease.
  • Before you receive an injection, tell your doctor if you have had any kind of face, eye, head, or neck surgery, or if you currently have any unusual muscle pain or weakness.
  • Your doctor may need to check your progress 7 to 14 days after your treatment. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • If you are receiving this medicine for dystonia and you have been inactive, be careful to resume your activities slowly.

Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Bleeding, bruising, or swelling in or around your eye
  • Eye pain
  • Irregular heartbeat, chest pain
  • Severe trouble swallowing, breathing, or speaking
  • Trouble seeing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Double vision, trouble judging depth or distance
  • Drooping eyelid, dry eyes, watery eyes
  • Fainting
  • Headache, neck pain
  • Mild sneezing, stuffy nose, cough, muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Redness, pain, bruising, or swelling where the shot was given
  • Unusual weakness in other muscles (not where the shot was given)

Botox Cosmetic (Injection) Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.5**~

 

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Ease of Use:

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Botox Cosmetic (Injection)
1.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Jacie, Jacie - 03/06/2014

Your insurance QuotesChimp has simply informed you your claim won't be paid by it, that it's increased your premium, it hasn't approved your program for protection.

Botox Cosmetic (Injection)
3.5

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ***

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Mony, Mony - 01/13/2014

Hi, my name is niky i have been suffering mienriags since i was 19 but have had a failed sinus surgery and have had bad headaches since i was around 11 or 12 but i have just recently had botox injections and i had the injections this past monday i have been experiencing some horrible pain in my back neck hips and my legs keep getting extremely weak and have fell out from under me a couple times but the pain in my shoulders and back is severe was wandering if anyone else has experienced anything like this i am currently on hydrocodone but it isnt helping the pain at all so i stopped taking the hydrocodone and have been taking advil and using icy hot boi freeze heat pads and its not getting any better its just moving from my back to my neck to my hips legs etc when i have it massaged it just hurts worse or the pain spreads i really cant take this much longer, My mienriags have made me lose jobs miss school family activities hanging out with friends i have to live my life around the pain im at my all time low depressed and the topamax is causing lack of appetite and i really cant afford to lose any weight im 24 and only wiegh 85 pounds my familys small but my sisters are still over a 100 pounds why cant i gain weight i used to eat constantly now i barely wanna eat anything i feel like im at the end of my wits and i just wanna quit and give up im so tired of fighting this pain take my meds wake up with another one the very next day i wanna tap i feel like i should just forfeit ive always been an outgoing and down to earth person ive never debating on leaving this world but you can only take so much of this before u feel like your fighting a battle you cant win but here i am feeling suicidle again wish i could just wake up n this would all just go away i keep telling myself things will get better someday but they dont as the days go by this pain keeps complicating it hurts and your job that you have they dont understand think ur 24 and just calling in again when you wish u had the advantage to just call in cause you didnt wanna be there docs keep telling me disability but apparently they dont me thats just not the person i wanna be not how i grew up to be pain pills make me feel no better than the drug addicts that walk around steet corners looking to copp a buzz guess ill just have to take the cards that were dealt to me and work my way thru them the best way i know how n every year on my b day wish for someone to find a cure cuz i cant stant this new me medications daily been waiting on someone to save me or erase me but im still here so this was all meant for me it will either make or break me and hopefully it does something sooner than later cuz i dont know how much longer i can take this pain pop these pills someone stop my mind from racing please someone make see things from a different perspective or comment so i dont feel as im the only one that has to go thru all of this please