Should I follow any precautions when getting abobotulinumtoxinA?

Yes. AbobotulinumtoxinA may react with certain antibiotics, especially amikacin, clindamycin (Cleocin), colistimethate (Coly-Mycin), gentamicin, kanamycin, lincomycin (Lincocin), neomycin (Neo-Fradin, Neo-Rx), polymyxin, streptomycin and tobramycin (Tobi).

AbobotulinumtoxinA may react with certain cholinesterase inhibitors such as donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Razadyne), neostigmine (Prostigmin), physostigmine, pyridostigmine (Mestinon, Regonol), rivastigmine (Exelon) and ipratropium (Atrovent).

Be sure to tell your doctor about any allergy you might have to abobotulinumtoxinA, incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox), rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc), any other medications, cow's milk protein or any of the ingredients in abobotulinumtoxinA injection.

Also, tell your doctor if you take medications for allergies or a cold, irritable bowel disease, motion sickness, Parkinson's Disease, sleep issues, ulcers or urinary problems; muscle relaxants; and quinidine.

Watch for swelling or any signs of infection in the area where abobotulinumtoxinA will be injected. Also, tell your doctor if you have had injections of any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months. If you become pregnant while receiving abobotulinumtoxinA injection, inform your doctor.

AbobotulinumtoxinA injection may cause loss of strength or muscle weakness; blurred vision; or drooping eyelids. If you have any of these symptoms, do not drive a car, operate machinery or do other dangerous activities.

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