What is botulinum toxin Type B?

Botulinum toxin type B (rimabotulinumtoxinB) is the generic name for Myobloc, a prescription medication used for treating cervical dystonia (severe neck muscle spasms). Botulinum toxin type B is a neurotoxin made from botulism bacteria and acts by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle tightening and uncontrollable movement, temporarily paralyzing the muscles. Botulinum toxin type B must be injected by a doctor.

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