ABSTRACT – Botox is classified as a ‘skeletal muscle relaxant’ drug used to treat muscle-related and nerve-related several problems...
Botox is classified as a ‘skeletal muscle relaxant’ drug used to treat muscle-related and nerve-related several problems in adults, such as cervical dystonia, overactive bladder, chronic migraines and even certain eye muscle conditions and nerve disorders. This drug is made from the very bacterium that causes botulism, toxins of which block nerve activity in the muscles. Botox Cosmetic is popular for reducing the occurrence of wrinkles on the face, making it a go-to drug for doctors treating patients working in the modeling industry.
- Botox is to be administered by medical authorities or trained professionals only.
- Botox injections (in case of more than one) are given three months apart.
- The units of Botox injections are specific to condition, method and intensity of condition. Only a medical authority is to decide the amount of units needed and method of administration.
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Development of antibodies
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Increased sweating in areas other than the underarms
- Bloody urine, difficulty in urinating, lower back pain (In case of overactive bladder)
- Bruising on the eyelids, irritation or water eyes (In case of Blepharospasm)
- Body aches, pains, chills, headache, congestion (In case of Cervical Dystonia)
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Difficulty with breathing
- Trouble in speaking
- Muscle fatigue
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Botox has major interactions with 24 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Botox has moderate interactions with 356 different drugs.