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Brand name: Botox TM

Active ingredients: botulinum toxin type a

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intradermal
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White powder

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient botulinum toxin type a

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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