AbobotulinumtoxinA Drug Information
AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) is an injected medication used to treat "frown lines," as well as spasms of the head and neck. Typically, the effects of this drug last three to four months. You will need to get periodic injections in order to maintain the results.
Most people tolerate this drug well; however, side effects are possible and may include:
- Muscle pain
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty swallowing.
Before using abobotulinumtoxinA, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any allergies, especially to cow's milk protein.
(For more information on this drug, click AbobotulinumtoxinA. This article gives a more in-depth discussion, explaining how it works, what to expect in cases of overdose, and how your healthcare provider will determine your dosage.)