Botox Overview

Botox (generic: onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication used to treat muscle problems of the eyes, neck, elbows, wrists, and fingers. It is also used to treat migraines, the leakage of urine, severe underarm sweating, wrinkles between the eyebrows, and wrinkles in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes.

Botox is a toxin produced by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called neurotoxins, which relax muscles by decreasing nerve signals to those muscles.

This medication comes in an injectable form and is injected into the muscle (IM) by a healthcare professional.

Common side effects of Botox include difficulty breathing and swallowing, dry mouth, and pain at the injection site.