Herbal and Beuty
Dysport is a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin works by stopping muscles contracting. It does this by preventing the release of a chemical in between the nerves and muscles which would normally make the muscles contract. This helps to reduce some of the abnormal muscle contractions known as spasms.
Dysport is used in adults to treat muscle spasms
- around the eyes
- in the face
- in the neck and shoulders
- in the arm
Dysport is also used to treat spasms in the legs of children (aged two years or older) with cerebral palsy, to improve their walking.
You may also need to have physiotherapy.
Do not use Dysport:
If you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the ingredients (See section 6 for a list of ingredients).
Take special care with Dysport
There are increased risks of having Dysport injections under any of these circumstances.
Tell your doctor if:
- you have problems swallowing
- you have any history of bronchitis, pneumonia or problems with breathing
- you have had an allergic reaction to a botulinum toxin in the past
- you have other problems or diseases that affect your muscles e.g. myasthenia gravis
- you bleed easily
- you have an infection where the injection will be given or if that area is swollen
Important information about one of the ingredients of Dysport
Dysport contains a small amount of albumin which has been obtained from human blood. The risk of passing on infections from blood cannot be eliminated completely when using human blood or products made from human blood.
Taking other medicines:
Please tell your doctor if you are taking any antibiotics for an infection (e.g. aminoglycosides such as gentamicin or amikacin) or muscle relaxing drugs. Some of these medicines may increase the effect of Dysport.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
Dysport is not recommended during pregnancy, unless clearly necessary.
Dysport is not recommended in breast-feeding women.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding you should ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.
Use in children
Dysport should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age.
Driving and using machines
Dysport may cause muscle weakness or problems with your vision.
If you experience any of these effects, do not drive or use any machines.
Indian name : Dysport
Generic name : Botulinum Toxin
Category : Cosmetic
Manufacturer : Ipsen
As prescribed by cosmetic expert.