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Brand name: Dysport

Dysport is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) clostridium botulinum type a toxin-haemagglutinin complex. On this page you will find out more about Dysport, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: clostridium botulinum type a toxin-haemagglutinin complex

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Dysport 500 units powder for injection, 1 vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

For the treatment of : spasticity of the upper limb in adults following a stroke; spasmodic torticollis in adults; dynamic equinus foot deformity due to spasticity in ambulant paediatric cerebral palsy patients, two years of age or older; blepharospasm in adults; hemifacial spasm in adults; moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White lyophilised powder.
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 vials: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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