questions and answers about BOTOX®
treatment for severe primary
that is inadequately
managed with topical agents.
Is BOTOX® treatment right
Your healthcare provider can help you decide if BOTOX®
treatment is right for you.
order to make the
right treatment decision, you should discuss the
healthcare provider before receiving
You should tell your healthcare
You are allergic to BOTOX®
product or anything in the preparation
You have a neuromuscular disease
such as amyothrophic lateral sclerosis,
motor neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, of Lambert-Eaton syndrome
You have an infection at the
intended site of injection
You are taking antibiotics or other
drugs, such as curare, that may interfere
with neuromuscular transmission
You are being treated with any
How long does a BOTOX® treatment last?
In a recent clinical study, the median duration of response in BOTOX®
or 6.7 months
(i.e., half of the patients has a treatment
duration of at least
201 days or 6.7
months). It is not a cure; your
symptoms will return
you will know when the
time is right for another treatment. Your
will recommend a treatment
strategy to ensure that you receive the best
with BOTOX® treatment.
What happens if I decide to stop treatment?
If you decide not to have further treatment, there will be no lasting
change in the treated
The effects of
treatment will gradually wear off, and your underarm
Important safety information:
treatment is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the
and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient
in the formulation.
Patients with neuromuscular functional disorders (e.g., myasthenia
gravis or Lambert-Eaton
should only receive BOTOX®
treatment with caution. Patients with neuromuscular
disorders may be at
risk of clinically significant systemic effects including
swallowing and breathing difficulties with typical
How can I find out if my insurance
covers BOTOX® treatment?
For years, Allergan has been helping patients and physicians get answers
to their health
questions through the BOTOX® ADVANTAGE Program. Allergan
has more than a decade of experience
with reimbursement for BOTOX®
BOTOX® ADVANTAGE Program works with a growing
number of insurance
healthcare providers to facilitate the reimbursement
process. To find out
how BOTOX® is
covered under your insurance plan, call the BOTOX® ADVANTAGE
toll-free, at 1-800-530-6680, Monday through
from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern
Additionally, Hotline representatives will help physicians and patients
coverage fir those who do not have insurance. If
alternative coverage is not available, Hotline
representatives will help
determine if you qualify for the BOTOX® Patient Assistance
program is available to all patients who lack insurance coverage and
demonstrate financial need.
Where can I learn more about severe primary underarm sweating?
Your healthcare provider is the best source of information about your
condition and its
The International Hyperhidrosis Society is
also an excellent resource for
information and support. Visit the
International Hyperhidrosis Society Web site at
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