Corticosteroids are known to be more effective than botulinum toxin type A in relieving tennis elbow pain four weeks after injection. Studies have shown that botulinum toxin injection does not provide significant pain relief, but is associated with muscle weakness. This suggests that muscle weakness is not the only mechanism of pain relief seen in previous studies.
Botoxwas the first drug to use botulinum toxin, and other products such as AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport), RimabotulinumToxinB (Myobloc) and IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) have since been developed.
Each of these drugs has its own dosage units, so they are not interchangeable. Botox is an injectable drug made from botulinum toxin type A, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is administered intramuscularly for all approved indications, except for hyperhidrosis, HAV, and urinary incontinence caused by a neurological condition. In one study, 25 out of 27 people who used Botox experienced improvement in their condition within 48 hours of receiving the drug.
Children who are treated for spasticity are most at risk of developing botulism symptoms from Botox. Botox is different from Botox Cosmetic, which is approved to control migraine and other health conditions. Serious side effects can occur with Botox, Topamax, or both drugs when taken individually. For HAV and urinary incontinence caused by a nervous disorder, Botox is injected into the detrusor muscle of the bladder.
The total recommended dose of Botox for cervical dystonia is divided into multiple injections into the affected muscles. Serious side effects can also occur with Botox, Aimovig, or both drugs when taken individually. It usually takes two sets of injections and up to six months of treatment before the maximum effect of Botox can be achieved. The recommended dose of Botox for strabismus in children is the same as that described above for adults.
If you need financial support to pay for Botox or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available. Botox contains onabotulinumtoxinA, which is a complex that contains botulinum toxin type A in addition to other proteins. In a clinical study, Botox was found to be effective in treating strabismus in people who received one or more injections of the drug. If you repeat your treatment, your doctor may recommend a higher dose of Botox each time you receive Botox injections.