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Botox

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who receive too much Botox may experience the following symptoms:
  • Muscle paralysis
  • General weakness.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Botox Overdose for more information.)

How Should Botox Be Stored?

The medication should be stored in the refrigerator at your healthcare provider's office. It comes as a dry powder that must be mixed with saline. After it is mixed, Botox should be used within four hours.

Available Strengths

Botox comes in the following vial sizes:
  • Botox 50-unit single-use vials, containing 50 units of the drug
  • Botox 100-unit single-use vials, containing 100 units of the drug
  • Botox 200-unit single-use vials, containing 200 units of the drug.
There are two forms: regular Botox and Botox Cosmetic. There is no difference between the two, except Botox Cosmetic is approved to treat wrinkles, while regular Botox is approved for the other uses. Botox Cosmetic comes in 50- and 100-unit vials, while regular Botox comes in 100- and 200-unit vials.

Is There a Generic Version of Botox?

Currently, no generic versions of Botox are licensed for sale (see Generic Botox).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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