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OnabotulinumtoxinA Dosage for Overactive Bladder

For treating urine leakage due to an overactive bladder as a result of neurological causes, the recommended onabotulinumtoxinA dosage is 200 units per treatment session. You may be sedated or not, or you may need general anesthesia, depending on several factors. Treatment sessions can be repeated as soon as the effects wear off (but no sooner than every 12 weeks), although the effects usually last for quite a while longer (around 42 to 48 weeks) for most people.
 
You will need to be treated with antibiotics for one to three days before and after each treatment.
 
For treating overactive bladder symptoms (not due to a neurological condition), the recommended onabotulinumtoxinA dosage is 100 units per treatment session. Treatment sessions can be repeated as soon as the effects wear off, but no sooner than every 12 weeks. The effects usually last for quite a while longer (around 24 weeks, on average). You will need to be treated with antibiotics for one to three days before and after each treatment.
   

General Information on Your Dose of OnabotulinumtoxinA

Considerations to keep in mind when taking onabotulinumtoxinA include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in injectable form. It is delivered directly into the muscles that are causing the problems. When treating severe sweating, the onabotulinumtoxinA dose is injected directly into the underarm.
     
  • When treating misaligned eyes (strabismus), special techniques, sometimes using the electrical signals from the muscles, must be used to make sure that the injections are given in the right place.
     
  • Your healthcare provider may choose to use an anesthetic cream to numb your skin, but this is not necessary. If you are worried about pain, ask your healthcare provider about using an anesthetic cream.
     
  • The effects of onabotulinumtoxinA are not permanent. You will need to receive injections periodically in order to maintain the drug's effects.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to onabotulinumtoxinA dosing, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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