onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox, Botox Cosmetic (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:
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
Those treated for urinary incontinence may experience:
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
PREPARATIONS: Powder for Injection: 50, 100 or 200 units
STORAGE: Unopened vials or reconstituted onabotulinumtoxinA should be refrigerated at 35.6 to 46.4 F (2 to 8 C). Reconstituted toxin should be used within 24 hours.
DOSING: OnabotulinumtoxinA is giving by intramuscular injection. Dosing should be individualized (based on its purpose and the patient in whom it is being used), and the lowest effective dose should be used. OnabotulinumtoxinA is not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2015
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