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Botulinum Toxin Type A (Parenteral-Local)

Brand Names : Botox

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

  • Neuromuscular blocking agent, ophthalmic

Botulinum toxin type A (BOT-yoo-lye-num) is used to treat certain eye conditions, such as:

  • Blepharospasm - A condition in which the eyelid will not stay open, because of a spasm of a muscle of the eye.
  • Strabismus - A condition in which the eyes do not line up properly.

Botulinum toxin type A is injected into the surrounding muscle or tissue of the eye, but not into the eye itself. Depending on your condition, more than one treatment may be required.

This medicine is to be administered only by, or under the immediate supervision of, your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:

  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Botox

In Canada -

  • Botox


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Botulinum Toxin Type A: Before Using

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