Myobloc is a botox or botulinum toxin B product, which is used in treating certain complications of dystonia, such as neck pain and abnormal head position. It targets the nervous system to relax the affected muscles, where the drug is injected.
The number of treatments depends on your condition, but it usually takes a number of sessions in order to alleviate symptoms. Myobloc is a prescription medicine and can only be available with a doctor’s prescription. It is also administered by your doctor.
In using Myobloc, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. During treatment, regular visits to the doctor may be required to make sure the drug is working properly and does not cause any bothersome side effects.
At times, serious muscle reactions take place hours or weeks after the medicine is received. Call your doctor right away if you experience weakness in the muscles, or difficulty swallowing, breathing, or talking. These symptoms can be life-threatening, so it is important to seek emergency medical attention.
Once administered, the medicine can make the muscles weak and may also cause vision problems. Do not drive, operate machines, or do anything else that may be dangerous if you are weak or experiencing visual problems.
Human blood is one of the ingredients of this drug. There are events when the person receiving human blood products gets certain viruses transmitted from the blood; these are rare events, however. While the risk for this is low, you may talk to your doctor first if you have concerns.
If any of the side effects take place using Myobloc, consult your doctor:
- Swallowing difficulties
- Neck pain
- Uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty with breathing or speaking
This medicine may still cause some side effects, even after stopping the treatment. If you think the side effects are becoming bothersome, check with your doctor.