1 What is Myobloc?

Brand: Myobloc

Generic: RimabotulinumtoxinB

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.

2 What to Know Before Using

If you are about to start Myobloc, speak with your doctor about what you need to know. The risks and benefits the medicine offer must be weighed.

Before using this, you and your doctor must consider the following:

  • Allergies: If you have any unusual reaction to any medicine, be sure to tell your doctor about it. Additionally, disclose other types of allergies - food, preservatives, animals, or dyes, if there are any. Read the package ingredients carefully and make sure you are not allergic to any of its ingredients.
  • Pediatric: Safety and efficacy of use in children are not yet determined.
  • Geriatric: Studies show that no geriatric-specific problems that would stop the use of this drug in the elderly.
  • Pregnancy: There are no adequate studies done to show efficacy and side effects of this drug in pregnant women.
  • Breastfeeding: Although there are no adequate studies in lactating mothers that determine potential risk in an infant when breastfeeding, the benefits should be weighed against the risks before taking this medication.
  • Drug Interactions: Some drugs have adverse effects when used together. Make sure to inform your doctor about other drugs you are taking, so that alterations and precautions will be made if necessary.Before using Rimabotulinumtoxinb , talk to your doctor about possible interactions if you are taking other medications. It is also important to inform your doctor if you are smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol since these may interact with the drug’s effectiveness. Inform your doctor about any drug you are using, prescription or nonprescription, as well as vitamins and herbal supplements before using Rimabotulinumtoxinb .
  • Other Medical Problems: The use of this medicine depends on your medical condition. If you have medical problems other than what this drug is indicated for, talk to your doctor before using this.Inform your doctor if you have other health conditions, especially amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, motor neuropathy, or myasthenia gravis, since taking this drug may make the side effects worse. Moreover, use this medicine with caution if you have breathing problems, dysarthria, dysphagia, dysphonia, ptosis, or urinary incontinence.

3 Proper Usage

To use Myobloc properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor. The drug is given as an injection into one of the muscles and is administered by a health professional.

4 Precautions to Take

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.

5 Potential Side Effects

If any of the side effects take place using Myobloc, consult your doctor:

  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Neck pain
  • Infection
  • 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.

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