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Abobotulinuma
Specialty Drug

Dysport

ABOBOTULINUMTOXINA is a neuro-muscular blocker. This medicine is used to treat severe neck muscle spasms. It is also used to treat muscle spasms in the elbow, wrist, and finger muscles in adults and in the calf muscles in children. It is also used to treat frown lines or lines between the eyebrows on the face. Compare acetylcholine release inhibitors.
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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.

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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:

More common

Difficulty with swallowing or speaking

hoarseness

muscle or bone pain

muscle weakness

sore throat

voice changes

Less common

Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin

body aches or pain

chills

cough

cough producing mucus

diarrhea

difficult or labored breathing

ear congestion

fever

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin

joint pain

loss of appetite

loss of voice

muscle aches and pains

nausea

shivering

sneezing

stiff muscles

stuffy or runny nose

sweating

tightness in the chest

trouble sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

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

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:

More common

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

blurred vision

decreased vision

double vision

dry eyes

dry mouth

eye pain

itching of the eyes

problems with focusing the eyes

seeing double

Less common

Dizziness

drooping upper eyelids

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

swelling of the eyelids

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.

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