onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox, Botox Cosmetic (cont.)

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It is injected into the muscles that control the eyeball for treating strabismus (misaligned or lazy eyes) and the muscles of the eyelid for treating blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking) associated with a condition called dystonia.

It also is effective for managing urinary incontinence associated with neurologic conditions such as multiple sclerosis for which it is injected into the muscular bladder wall to prevent involuntary muscular spasm that leads to incontinence (uncontrollable urination). B

Botox cosmetic is used for reducing glabellar lines (frown lines) in adults 65 years of age or younger.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of onabotulinumtoxinA include:

Patients also complain of pain and tenderness at the injection site. Patients treated for blepharospasm may experience

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