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More Answers on Botulinum Toxin Type A

Drug Interactions

Botulinum toxin type A can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Botulinum Toxin Type A).
  

What If I Take an Overdose of Botulinum Toxin Type A?

People who receive too much of this medication may experience the following symptoms:
 
  • Muscle paralysis
  • General weakness.
     
If you happen to overdose on botulinum toxin type A, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Botox Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should It Be Stored?

Botulinum toxin type A should be stored in the refrigerator at your healthcare provider's office. It comes as a dry powder that must be mixed with saline. After it is mixed, it should be used within four hours.
 

Is There a Generic Version of Botulinum Toxin Type A?

Currently, no generic versions of this drug are licensed for sale (see Generic Botox).
 

Who Makes It?

Botulinum toxin type A is made by Allergan Pharmaceuticals.
 

Strengths of Botulinum Toxin Type A

Botulinum toxin type A comes in one strength. It comes in single-use vials, each containing 100 units of the drug.

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox Cosmetic)

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