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Treating Different Conditions With OnabotulinumtoxinA

Using OnabotulinumtoxinA for Eye Problems

Sometimes, abnormal muscle spasms or contractions can affect the eye, causing eyelid twitches (known as blepharospasm) or misaligned eyes (known as strabismus). OnabotulinumtoxinA is used to treat these conditions in people 12 years of age and older.

Why Is It Used for Severe Sweating?

Sweating is a normal and necessary way for the body to cool itself. However, some people sweat more than is necessary. This is known medically as hyperhidrosis. While severe sweating may be caused by certain medications or medical conditions, it can also occur for no apparent reason (this is known as primary hyperhidrosis).
OnabotulinumtoxinA is approved to treat primary hyperhidrosis of the underarm that has not responded adequately to antiperspirants.

OnabotulinumtoxinA for Chronic Migraines

This medication is approved for preventing chronic migraines in adults. This is defined as 15 or more migraines per month, with each migraine lasting four hours a day or more. It is not approved for treating less frequent migraines.
Each treatment session requires many injections (typically 31), and the treatment sessions should be repeated. For chronic migraine sufferers, the results may be well worth it.

Using OnabotulinumtoxinA for Upper Limb Spasticity

This medication is also approved for treating upper limb spasticity (muscle stiffness) in adults in the elbows, wrists, and fingers. This type of spasticity can occur due to several different causes, such as a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy. Upper limb spasticity can be painful and disfiguring, and can interfere with a person's daily life.
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