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Safety Concerns With OnabotulinumtoxinA

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with onabotulinumtoxinA. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. 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 be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of onabotulinumtoxinA 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 OnabotulinumtoxinA to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using onabotulinumtoxinA 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 nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With OnabotulinumtoxinA to learn more, including information on who should not take the medication.)
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