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Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.



COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Botox, Botox Cosmetic


This medication blocks the action of muscles. It is used in the treatment of certain eye disorders such as strabismus and blepharospasm. It is also useful in treating certain spasms, movement disorders, tremors, as well as cosmetic skin treatment.

How To Use

This medication is given by injection into specific eye muscles by an experienced health care professional. Your dose and frequency of administration will be determined in part by your condition and your response to therapy.

Side Effects

Because this medication is given at the site of action, few side effects are reported. Double vision, drooping or swollen eyelid, dry eye, tearing, eye irritation or increased sensitivity to light may occur. If these symptoms continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: vision changes, reduced blinking. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: other illnesses, any allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially of: aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g., gentamicin). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.


It is important to understand the risks and benefits of this therapy. Discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your health care professional.

Missed Dose

Continuous dosing is not required.


Store this medication as directed.