Botox Uses

Botox Uses in Children

Botox is approved to treat eye twitching or misaligned eyes in children as young as 12 years old. It is also approved to treat head and neck spasms (cervical dystonia) or severe sweating in children as young as 16 years old. Botox is not approved for treating facial lines, migraines, upper limb spasticity, or overactive bladder in children. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.

Off-Label Botox Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Botox for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, off-label Botox uses include:
  • Cosmetic uses other than for frown lines between the eyebrows or crow's feet
  • Achalasia (a condition involving difficulty swallowing)
  • Drooling
  • Muscle spasms in children with cerebral palsy  
  • Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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