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Safety Issues With Botulinum Toxin Type A

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with botulinum toxin type A. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of botulinum toxin type A include but are not limited to:
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Vertical misalignment of the eye (vertical deviation)
  • Upper respiratory infection (such as the common cold)
  • Neck pain
  • Headache.
(Click Side Effects of Botulinum Toxin Type A to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking botulinum toxin type A if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Botulinum Toxin Type A to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic)

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