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IncobotulinumtoxinA Dosage for Eyelid Spasms

The recommended incobotulinumtoxinA dose for eyelid spasms (known medically as blepharospasm) will be based on a person's previous dosage of Botox®; incobotulinumtoxinA is approved for treating blepharospasm only in people who have been previously treated with Botox. People may not respond exactly the same to the two drugs, even though they are quite similar. The maximum recommended dosage is 35 units per eye. Doses may be repeated as frequently as every 12 weeks.
 

General Information on Receiving IncobotulinumtoxinA

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with incobotulinumtoxinA include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in injectable form. It is injected directly into the muscles that are causing the problems.
 
  • Your healthcare provider may choose to use an anesthetic cream to numb your skin, but this is not always necessary. If you are worried about pain, ask your healthcare provider about using an anesthetic cream.
 
  • The effects of incobotulinumtoxinA are not permanent. You will need to receive injections periodically to maintain the drug's effects.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or incobotulinumtoxinA dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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