Botulinum Toxin Type B may spread from the injection site to other areas of the body causing symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. These symptoms may occur hours to weeks after you receive Botulinum Toxin Type B . Symptoms may include loss of strength; muscle weakness; double or blurred vision; drooping eyelids; hoarseness; loss of voice; loss of bladder control; or trouble speaking, breathing, or swallowing. The risk may be greater in children being treated for spasticity (muscle spasms), but these symptoms may also occur in adults. Contact your doctor immediately if these symptoms occur.
Severe and sometimes fatal breathing or swallowing problems have been reported. The risk may be greater in patients who already have breathing or swallowing problems. Tell your doctor if you have or are at risk of developing breathing or swallowing problems.
Reducing the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain associated with neck problems. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Botulinum Toxin Type B is a neurotoxin. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, temporarily paralyzing the muscle.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Botulinum Toxin Type B . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Botulinum Toxin Type B . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Botulinum Toxin Type B may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Botulinum Toxin Type B as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Botulinum Toxin Type B .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Anxiety; back pain; dizziness; drowsiness; dry eyes; dry mouth; flu-like symptoms; headache; increased cough; indigestion; nausea; neck pain; pain, redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site; runny nose; sensitivity to light; sweating; upset stomach; weakness of the muscles at or near the injection site.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding at the injection site; chest pain; difficulty swallowing or breathing; double or blurred vision, or other vision changes; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; irregular heartbeat; loss of bladder control; loss of strength; paralysis; pneumonia; seizures; severe or persistent muscle weakness or dizziness; shortness or breath; speech changes or problems; swelling of the hands or feet; vaginal irritation, odor, or discharge; wheezing.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include body weakness; paralysis.Proper storage of Botulinum Toxin Type B :
Botulinum Toxin Type B is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Botulinum Toxin Type B at home, store Botulinum Toxin Type B as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Botulinum Toxin Type B out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Botulinum Toxin Type B . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.