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People who want to minimize wrinkles, prevent migraines, relieve upper limb spasticity, relieve neck pain, or treat underarm sweating may use Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA, previously known as botulinum toxin type A) injections. It is also used to treat urine leakage due to an overactive bladder. These injections consist of a medication that works to relax muscles by decreasing the nerve signals that are sent to the muscles.
Although most people tolerate the medication well, side effects are possible and may include droopy eyelids, difficulty swallowing, and neck pain. Also, you may not be able to safely have Botox injections if you have certain conditions, such as heart disease or a neuromuscular disease.
(To learn more, click Botox. This article contains detailed information on how Botox works, what to tell your healthcare provider prior to taking the medication, and possible safety concerns. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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