Abobotulinuma Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups.
This medicine will cause weakness in the muscle where it is injected. Tell your doctor if you feel unusually weak in other muscles. Get medical help right away if you have problems with breathing, swallowing, or talking.
This medicine contains albumin from human blood. It may be possible to pass an infection in this medicine, but no cases have been reported. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this medicine.
If your activities have been limited by your condition, go back to your regular routine slowly after treatment with this medicine.
This medicine can make your muscles weak. And, this medicine can make your eyelids droop or make you see blurry or double. If you have weak muscles or trouble seeing do not drive a car, use machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Difficulty with swallowing or speaking
muscle or bone pain
Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
body aches or pain
cough producing mucus
difficult or labored breathing
general feeling of discomfort or illness
itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
loss of appetite
loss of voice
muscle aches and pains
stuffy or runny nose
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
flushing or redness of the skin
partial or slight paralysis of the face
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
unusually warm skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
itching of the eyes
problems with focusing of the eyes
Drooping upper eyelids
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
Incidence not known
Change in color vision
difficulty seeing at night
dizziness or lightheadedness
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
sensation of spinning
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.