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Serious Problems With Botulinum Toxin Type A

Serious Side Effects of Botulinum Toxin Type A

Some side effects with botulinum toxin type A, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Chest pain or difficulty swallowing
  • Speech problems
  • Dry eyes (if botulinum toxin type A is used to treat muscle spasms near the eyes) or eye pain
  • Double vision
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, unexplained swelling, wheezing, or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Botulinum Toxin Type A

You may experience some or none of the side effects of botulinum toxin type A listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell if any particular side effect (such as nausea) is caused by botulinum toxin type A or by other factors.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of botulinum toxin type A, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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