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Commonly asked questions and answers about BOTOX® treatment for severe primary 
underarm sweating that is inadequately managed with topical agents.
Is BOTOX® treatment right for me?
Your healthcare provider can help you decide if BOTOX® treatment is right for you. In order to make the right treatment decision, you should discuss the following with your healthcare provider before receiving BOTOX® injections: 

  • Your healthcare provider's experience with BOTOX® treatment

  • Effectiveness and side effects of BOTOX®

You should tell your healthcare provider if:

  • 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 medications

How long does a BOTOX® treatment last?
In a recent clinical study, the median duration of response in BOTOX® patients was 201 days 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 gradually, and you will know when the time is right for another treatment. Your healthcare provider will recommend a treatment strategy to ensure that you receive the best possible results 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 areas. The effects of  BOTOX® treatment will gradually wear off, and your underarm sweating will resume.
Important safety information:
BOTOX® treatment is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. 
Patients with neuromuscular functional disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should only receive BOTOX® treatment with caution. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant systemic effects including difficulty swallowing and breathing difficulties with typical does of BOTOX®.
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 insurance coverage questions through the BOTOX® ADVANTAGE Program. Allergan also has more than a decade of experience with reimbursement for BOTOX® treatment. The BOTOX® ADVANTAGE Program works with a growing number of insurance carriers and healthcare providers to facilitate the reimbursement process. To find out how BOTOX® is
covered under your insurance plan, call the BOTOX® ADVANTAGE Reimbursement Hotline, toll-free, at 1-800-530-6680, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern time.
Additionally, Hotline representatives will help physicians and patients research alternative 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. This 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 treatment. The International Hyperhidrosis Society is also an excellent resource for information  and support. Visit the International Hyperhidrosis Society Web site at
As is true of all medications in medical treatment, there is always the possibility of a new  or unexpected risk.
If you’ve forgotten what it’s like to live without excessive sweating, the physicians at Gulf Coast Pain understands. 
Gulf Coast Pain Management is here to help.

If you have any questions whatsoever regarding botulinum
and whether or not it may be helpful for your excessive sweating,
please do not hesitate to ask Lynne Carr Columbus, D.O.

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