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FDA Gives the Ok for Botox To Be Used for Muscle Spasms In the Wrist and Finger Areas of the Hand

Posted Mar 09 2010 7:08pm 1 Comment

This proves interesting as Allergan back in October last year filed a law suit for the “off label” warning to be removed, in other words the “black box” warning.  Allegan is also facing competition in this area that sells the same product for a cheaper price. Botox is looking to almost be the everything/anything injection as studies are also in progress for using with migraine headaches and injections being able to shrink a prostate gland. 

In addition, in one instance, botox injections gave a grandmother her voice back too.  BD

Botox gives grandmother her voice back

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved the drug to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles, a condition that can result from stroke, brain injury or multiple sclerosis. The muscles can become stiff and painful, affecting patients' daily activities.

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Botox works by blocking the connections between nerves and muscles, temporarily paralyzing the spastic muscle.

Botox carries a strong warning indicating the effects of botulinum toxin may spread from the injection site to other parts of the body, causing symptoms including swallowing and breathing difficulties that can be life-threatening.

In addition to cosmetic uses, Botox is approved to treat underarm sweating and a condition known as cervical dystonia that causes neck spasms. It is being tested for a variety of medical uses, including migraine headaches.

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I had Botox injections for nearly two years, and by the BEST for my condition, while continuing to try oral medications.  After several Rxs, but not nearly as many as most try, I felt very notably better after the first Neurontin 300mg capsule.  Within 30 minutes of taking it.  So, after adjusting my dosage to 1,800 mg divided into three 600mg doses per day, I feel 'cured' unless under a lot of stress for a long period of time.  I have severe hearing issues, unemployment DUE to the hearing issues, and no income for nearly a year.   But I would have to go hungry before I could give up taking the gabapentin/Neurontin.  I hope this can help others with dystonia...particularly if you have cervical dyst. please try it.
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