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Brand name: Botox

Botox is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) botulinum toxin type a. On this page you will find out more about Botox, 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: botulinum toxin type a

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Botox 100 units powder for injection, 1 vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

BOTOX (Botulinum toxin type A) purified neurotoxin complex is indicated for the following therapeutic indications: Treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency, in adult patients who have an inadequate response to or are intolerant of an anticholinergic medication. Treatment of urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity resulting from a defined neurological illness (such as spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis) and not controlled adequately by anticholinergic agents. Prophylaxis of headaches in adults with chronic migraine (headaches on at least 15 days per month of which at least 8 days are with migraine). Treatment of strabismus in children and adults.Treatment of blepharospasm associated with dystonia, including benign blepharospasm and VIIth nerve disorders (specifically hemifacial spasm) in patients twelve years and older. Treatment of cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis). Treatment of focal spasticity of the upper and lower limbs, including dynamic equinus foot deformity, due to juvenile cerebral palsy in patients two years and older. Treatment of severe primary hyperhidrosis of the axillae. Treatment of focal spasticity in adults. Treatment of spasmodic dysphonia. BOTOX (botulinum toxin type A) purified neurotoxin complex is indicated for the following cosmetic indications: temporary improvement in the appearance of upper facial rhytides (glabellar lines, crow's feet and forehead lines) in adults.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White powder
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intradermal
Medicine schedule
1 x 100U vial: 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 No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

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