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Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox Might Help

Posted 18 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 17, 2018 – If you're one of the millions of people who grind and clench their teeth during sleep, an injection of Botox might be the answer, a small study suggests. The condition, called bruxism, can lead to pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. However, the researchers reported that shots of Botox into the chewing muscles in the cheek can block the signals that tell ...

Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests. Botox (botulinum toxin) appears to reduce the frequency of migraines and shorten the length of episodes when they do occur, while also diminishing migraine pain. At the moment, Botox is only approved as an adult migraine treatment. And the new findings are based on testing ...

Botox May Help Ease 'Burning Mouth' Syndrome

Posted 10 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 – Botox, long used to smooth wrinkles, may come to the rescue for people with a painful condition called burning mouth syndrome. A new study finds that Botox (botulinum toxin) "might be an effective, long-lasting, and safe treatment" for the disorder, says a team of Italian researchers. According to the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, burning ...

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain

Posted 19 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 – Back pain is common but not inevitable, an orthopedist says. Roughly eight out of 10 people will suffer significant back pain at least once in their lifetime – but there are ways to reduce the risk, said Dr. Mark Knaub of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Muscle, ligament or tendon strains (soft tissue injuries) are the most common causes of back pain. These injuries ...

Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Urgency Incontinence in Women

Posted 4 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 – For women with bladder incontinence who haven't been helped by medications or other therapies, Botox injections may help control leakage better than an implanted nerve stimulation device, a new study suggests. However, both treatments are effective, according to doctors who treat the condition. In a head-to-head comparison, women given Botox saw their number of daily ...

Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year. "We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we're much more aware of how our lips look," Dr. David Song, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a society news release. There were ...

Botox-Like Injection Might Ease Runners' Knee Pain

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 – A Botox-like injection, added to physical therapy, may relieve a type of knee pain that's common in runners, cyclists and other active people, a new study suggests. The condition – called lateral patellofemoral overload syndrome (LPOS) – affects more than one in eight people who regularly exercise, the British research team explained. The condition causes pain in the ...

FDA Approves Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Lower Limb Spasticity

Posted 24 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in adult patients to decrease the severity of increased muscle stiffness in ankle and toe muscles. Botox is the first and only botulinum toxin ...

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 – Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, as the abnormal heartbeat is sometimes called, can lead to serious problems, including kidney damage, stroke or death. "A few hundred thousand patients undergo ...

Botox Eases Overactive Bladder, Two Studies Find

Posted 15 May 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 – Although Botox has long been used to smooth aging skin, new research finds that the muscle relaxant is also a useful treatment for urinary incontinence. With the condition, an overactive bladder contracts too often or without warning, leading to the constant urge to urinate and/or bladder leakage. But two studies, slated to be presented Friday at the American Urological ...

Botox: An Rx for Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery?

Posted 14 May 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 – Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found. At issue is the risk for atrial fibrillation – a potentially fatal irregular beating of the heart – in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass ...

Overactive Bladder a Common Problem, FDA Says

Posted 19 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 – More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, including 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. There are numerous approved treatments for the condition, but many people don't seek help because they're embarrassed or don't know about therapy options, according to an agency news release. In people with ...

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children

Posted 20 Oct 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 – A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study. Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out of those episodes, one out of four children was under a year old. As the age of children decreased, the likelihood of an error ...

Botox Might Help Treat Bladder Disorders

Posted 18 May 2014 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 – Many still think of Botox as a wrinkle smoother, but new research shows the toxin's growing list of medical uses now includes the treatment of two common causes of urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence. Scientists have found that Botox (botulinum toxin A) – the same toxin that causes the life-threatening type of food poisoning known as botulism – may be used in ...

FDA Approves Botox Cosmetic to Improve the Appearance of Crow’s Feet Lines

Posted 11 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines, known as crow’s feet, in adults. Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA approved drug treatment option for lateral canthal lines. The FDA approved Botox Cosmetic in 2002 for t ...

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