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OnabotulinumtoxinA Drug Information

OnabotulinumtoxinA is an injectable drug that is used to temporarily improve the appearance of facial lines. It can also be used to treat conditions such as misaligned eyes, severe underarm sweating, and muscle spasms in the head or neck.
 
The medication is injected directly into the muscles that are causing the problems (when treating severe sweating, the medicine is injected directly into the underarm). Although onabotulinumtoxinA is effective, the results are not permanent. You will need to receive injections periodically in order to maintain the desired results.
 
This product may not be suitable for everyone, so it's a good idea to review the drug's safety information before starting treatment. Common side effects of onabotulinumtoxinA include droopy eyelids, neck pain, headache, and difficulty swallowing. Before starting treatment with this medicine, tell your healthcare provider about any allergies you have and any medications you are taking.
 
OnabotulinumtoxinA is the generic name for Botox®. Originally, the generic name was "botulinum type A," but this was changed to help prevent confusion and mix-ups between Botox and other similar botulinum type A products.
 
(Click OnabotulinumtoxinA for more detailed information on this drug. This article discusses how it works, how it performed in clinical trials, and more.)
 

OnabotulinumtoxinA Drug Information

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