IncobotulinumtoxinA (By injection)
Musculoskeletal Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
IncobotulinumtoxinA is used to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that result from cervical dystonia (severe muscle spasms of the neck). It is also used to treat upper limb spasticity (muscle spasms in the upper arms). This medicine is also used to treat certain eye condition called blepharospasm (a condition where the eyelid will not stay open because of a muscle spasm) in patients who have already been treated with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®). IncobotulinumtoxinA is also used cosmetically to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription and will be given by your doctor.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how incobotulinumtoxinA works. Tell your doctor if you are also using a muscle relaxer or an antibiotic, especially one that you use in your eye or that is injected.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to incobotulinumtoxinA, other botulinum toxin products, or human albumin.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have eye problems, trouble swallowing or breathing, an infection, or a nerve or muscle disorder, including ALS (Lou Gehrig disease), Lambert-Eaton syndrome, myasthenia gravis, or a cranial nerve disorder. Tell your doctor if you had surgery where the injection will be given.
This medicine may cause the following problems:Symptoms similar to botulism, which could be life-threatening and occur weeks after treatment Reduced blinking, which could lead to ulcers or other damage to the cornea
Tell your doctor if you have previously received botulinum toxin for any reason.
This medicine may cause vision problems or muscle weakness. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted viruses, although the risk is low because donors and blood are both tested for viruses. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Eye pain, severe irritation, severe trouble seeing, double vision, vision problems that do not go away
Incontinence or leaking from the bladder
Trouble swallowing, breathing, or speaking
Unusual weakness or tiredness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Pain, swelling, or bruising where the shot was given
Reduced eye blinking
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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