Botox to Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (cont.)
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What Are the Side Effects?
Side effects of botulinum toxin include:
What Does It Mean to "Develop Antibodies" to Botulinum Toxin?
There is a slight chance that you may develop antibodies to botulinum toxin. Antibodies to botulinum toxin cause the botulinum toxin to be less effective. To minimize the risk of developing antibodies, specific guidelines are followed to restrict the frequency of injections and the dose of medication that is injected.
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
A doctor will perform a complete evaluation to determine if you are eligible to receive botulinum toxin therapy.
Does Insurance Cover This Therapy?
Insurance coverage varies greatly, depending on individual insurance plans. Check with your insurance company before treatment begins.
When Should I Call My Doctor?
Call your doctor:
How Will I Know If the Treatment Is Working?
You will be examined during frequent follow-up appointments to determine if the treatment is working properly. Typically, you will be re-evaluated every 3 to 6 months to determine if it is appropriate to repeat the injections.
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