IncobotulinumtoxinA Side Effects
Not all side effects for incobotulinumtoxinA may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to incobotulinumtoxinA: intramuscular powder for solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by incobotulinumtoxinA. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking incobotulinumtoxinA, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:More common—for cervical dystonia
- Difficulty with swallowing
- muscle or bone pain
- muscle weakness
- pain in the neck
- Dry eyes
- Itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site
- pain in the face
- swelling of the eyelids
- Changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
- fast heartbeat
- joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
- muscle spasm
- pain at the injection site
- redness of the skin
- shortness of breath
- slurred speech
- swelling of the eyes or eyelids
- swelling of the face, lips, hands, or feet
- tightness in the chest
- trouble with speaking
- troubled breathing or swallowing
Some of the side effects that can occur with incobotulinumtoxinA may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common—for cervical dystonia
- lower back or side pain
- painful or difficult urination
- Blurred vision
- drooping upper eyelids
- dry mouth
- Difficult or labored breathing
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Drooping of the eyelids
- increased blinking
- twitching of the eyelids
- Difficulty with moving
- joint pain
- muscle aching or cramping
- muscle pains or stiffness
- painful blisters on the trunk of the body
- swollen joints
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to incobotulinumtoxinA: intramuscular powder for injection
Musculoskeletal side effects have included neck pain (7% to 15%), muscular weakness (7% to 11%), musculoskeletal pain (4% to 7%), and muscle spasm.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included dysphagia (13%), dry mouth (16%), diarrhea (8%), and nausea.
Nervous system side effects have included headache (7%).
Local side effects have included injection site pain (9%), injection site reaction, allergic dermatitis, localized allergic reactions like swelling, edema, erythema, pruritus or rash, and herpes zoster.
Ocular side effects have included eyelid ptosis (19%), dry eye (16%), visual impairment (12%), eye swelling, and eyelid edema.
Respiratory side effects have included nasopharyngitis (5%), respiratory tract infection (5%), and dyspnea (5%).
Immunologic side effects have included infections and infestations (13% to 14%). Postmarketing reports have included flu-like symptoms.
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