Medications


OnabotulinumtoxinA Injection 100 units

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • excess saliva
  • excessive sweating
  • eye disease
  • prevent migraine headaches
  • muscle spasms
  • overactive bladder
  • skin lines and wrinkles

Instructions

Never use any medicine that has expired.

This medicine should only be used by a person who has been trained to recognize when and how it should be used.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you miss a dose, contact your doctor for instructions.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.

Rarely, this medicine may spread to other areas of the body and cause serious (possibly fatal) side effects. This can happen hours, days or weeks after receiving a dose. Seek medical help right away if you have trouble breathing, severe difficulty swallowing or speaking, chest pain, unusual muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, or changes in vision.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Contact your doctor if you develop any signs of a new infection such as fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with breathing difficulties.

Call your doctor right away if you notice slow or shallow breathing.

This medicine is associated with increased risk of death in certain patients. Please speak with your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medicine.

This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • dry eyes
  • drooping or swollen eyelids
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
  • irritation of the eyes
  • nausea
  • neck pain or stiffness
  • pain near injection site
  • skin tingling, burning or prickly feeling
  • upper respiratory infection
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • watering of the eyes

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • loss of bladder control
  • fainting
  • unusual or long-lasting hoarseness
  • muscle weakness
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty speaking
  • difficulty swallowing
  • weakness

A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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