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Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. Doctors use it in small doses to treat health problems, including, temporary removal of facial wrinkles, severe underarm sweating, cervical dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions, blepharospasm - uncontrollable blinking, strabismus - misaligned eyes. Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. The effects last about three to four months. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, flu-like symptoms, headache and upset stomach. Injections in the face may also cause temporary drooping eyelids. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Botulinum toxin A effective for treating bladder disorders

Study finds botulinum toxin injections in epicardial fat pads reduce AF risk immediately following surgery and after one year of follow-up

Study finds botulinum toxin injections in epicardial fat pads reduce AF risk immediately following surgery and after one year of follow-up

Montefiore and Einstein researchers to present new findings on neurological disorders at AAN 2015

Montefiore and Einstein researchers to present new findings on neurological disorders at AAN 2015

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Toxic Botox travels through our nerves to reach central nervous system

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices

Intronix Technologies, Western University collaborate to develop rehabilitation devices

Dermatology expert to deliver presentation at 2015 ODAC

Dermatology expert to deliver presentation at 2015 ODAC

Cedars-Sinai experts to present free conference on dystonia for patients, families and caregivers

Cedars-Sinai experts to present free conference on dystonia for patients, families and caregivers

Anti-addiction activists press for FDA chief to step down

Anti-addiction activists press for FDA chief to step down

Blocking nerve signals could be effective treatment for stomach cancer

Blocking nerve signals could be effective treatment for stomach cancer

Study confirms benefit of surgical treatment for migraines

Study confirms benefit of surgical treatment for migraines

Plastic surgeons consider themselves the most capable injectors, shows study

Plastic surgeons consider themselves the most capable injectors, shows study

Non-endoscopic procedure effective in treating severe chronic migraine headaches

Non-endoscopic procedure effective in treating severe chronic migraine headaches

VMGI enters into MOU with Power Shark Capital for distribution of beauty and cosmetic products

VMGI enters into MOU with Power Shark Capital for distribution of beauty and cosmetic products

Study on effect of Botox on depression

Study on effect of Botox on depression

Beverly Hills Physicians receives ALLERGAN PARTNER PRIVILEGES Top 50 award

Beverly Hills Physicians receives ALLERGAN PARTNER PRIVILEGES Top 50 award

Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

GLNT study to evaluate abnormal muscle tone caused by neurological disorders

GLNT study to evaluate abnormal muscle tone caused by neurological disorders

Researchers review effectiveness of Botox injections for overactive bladder symptoms

Researchers review effectiveness of Botox injections for overactive bladder symptoms

FDA approves use of Botox Cosmetic to treat crow's feet

FDA approves use of Botox Cosmetic to treat crow's feet

Using Botox as weight loss tool in rats

Using Botox as weight loss tool in rats