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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.
Botox injections may improve frequency of chronic daily and migraine headaches

Botox injections may improve frequency of chronic daily and migraine headaches

Chin implants growing in popularity

Chin implants growing in popularity

Chin implants fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics

Chin implants fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics

Intronix launches Myoguide Needle EMG Guided Injection System

Intronix launches Myoguide Needle EMG Guided Injection System

Positive results from Allergan's BOTOX Phase III trials on idiopathic overactive bladder

Positive results from Allergan's BOTOX Phase III trials on idiopathic overactive bladder

Factors that increase the possibility of having migraines

Factors that increase the possibility of having migraines

FDA approves Botox injections for overactive bladder

FDA approves Botox injections for overactive bladder

Botox - a potential for therapy of weak bladders in women

Botox - a potential for therapy of weak bladders in women

Botulinum toxin effective in treating OAB among women

Botulinum toxin effective in treating OAB among women

ROSETTA Study to compare two therapies in women with overactive bladder

ROSETTA Study to compare two therapies in women with overactive bladder

Allergan's cell-based assay for botulinum toxin type A products receives positive opinions

Allergan's cell-based assay for botulinum toxin type A products receives positive opinions

Botox efficacy uncertain in treating migraine says NICE

Botox efficacy uncertain in treating migraine says NICE

Plastic surgery on the rise among Americans

Plastic surgery on the rise among Americans

State roundup: State lawmakers, governors planning health legislation; Some Pa. kids losing Medicaid

State roundup: State lawmakers, governors planning health legislation; Some Pa. kids losing Medicaid

Botox can have unsuspected 'systemic' effects on muscles

Botox can have unsuspected 'systemic' effects on muscles

Obagi Medical Products third quarter net income increases to $4.4M

Obagi Medical Products third quarter net income increases to $4.4M

First Edition: September 7, 2011

First Edition: September 7, 2011

Allergan gets FDA nod for use of Botox in urinary incontinence

Allergan gets FDA nod for use of Botox in urinary incontinence

Allergan receives FDA approval for Botox to treat specific form of urinary incontinence

Allergan receives FDA approval for Botox to treat specific form of urinary incontinence

FDA approves Allergan's BOTOX to treat specific form of urinary incontinence

FDA approves Allergan's BOTOX to treat specific form of urinary incontinence