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Who should not take botulinum toxin type B?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

People with neuromuscular disorders have a higher risk of severe swallowing and breathing problems when treated with botulinum toxin A.

If you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or may be pregnant, botulinum toxin A may not be a good option for you. It is not known if it is safe for pregnant women.

If you are breastfeeding, botulinum toxin A may not be a good option for you. It is not known if this drug can be passed into breast milk.

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