Generic Name: prabotulinumtoxinA (pra-bot-ue-LYE-num-tox-in-ay - xvfs)
The effects of all botulinum toxin products, including prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs, may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs is not approved for the treatment of spasticity or any conditions other than glabellar lines
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 21, 2020.
Commonly used brand name(s)
In the U.S.
Pharmacologic Class: PrabotulinumtoxinA
Uses for prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs
PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs is used cosmetically to temporarily improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs is not approved for use in other conditions, including upper limb spasticity (muscle spasms in the upper arms) in children.
PrabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs is a botulinum toxin A product. It works on the nervous system to relax the muscles.
Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs is available only with your doctor's prescription and will be given by your doctor.
Before using prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs, the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs in the elderly.
There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Interactions with medicines
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.
Interactions with food/tobacco/alcohol
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Other medical problems
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) or
- Cornea or eye problems or
- Heart or blood vessel disease or
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome (nerve-muscle disorder) or
- Motor neuropathy (muscle and nerve problem) or
- Myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness)—May increase risk for more serious side effects.
- Breathing problems or
- Dysarthria (trouble with speaking) or
- Dysphagia (trouble with swallowing) or
- Dysphonia (voice problem) or
- Glaucoma, narrow angle or
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid) or
- Urinary incontinence (problems passing urine)—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
- Dermatochalasis (excess skin in the upper or lower eyelid) or
- Facial asymmetry, obvious or
- Patients with thick oily skin or deep scars or
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid), obvious or
- Thinning, weakness, or wasting away of the skin, severe at the injection site—Use with caution. May not work as well in patients with these conditions.
- Infection at the injection site—Should not be used in patients with this condition.
Proper use of prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs
Your doctor will give you prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs in a medical facility. It is given as a shot into one of the muscles in your face. Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs is injected no sooner than every 3 months.
Your doctor will only use prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs (Jeuveau™) to treat your condition. Other botulinum toxin products may not work the same way.
Precautions while using prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to receive it. Blood tests may be needed to check for unwanted effects.
Serious muscle reactions have occurred within hours to weeks after receiving prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs. If you start to have muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, or trouble with swallowing, talking, or breathing, call your doctor right away. In some patients, these problems could be life-threatening and may require treatment in a medical facility.
Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs may cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Call your doctor right away if you have a rash, itching, hoarseness, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, or any swelling of your hands, face, or mouth while you are receiving prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs.
Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs may increase the risks of heart rhythm problems (eg, arrhythmia) or heart attack. These are more likely to occur if you have heart or blood vessel disease. Check with your doctor right away if you have dizziness, fainting, fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat, chest pain or discomfort, pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back or neck, troubled breathing, nausea, or vomiting.
Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs may reduce blinking of the eye, tear production, and cornea problems. Check with your doctor right away if blurred vision, eye irritation, increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight, or any other change in vision occurs during or after treatment. Your doctor may want your eyes be checked by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).
Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs may make your muscles weak and cause eye or vision problems. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs affects you.
One part of prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them, although the risk is low. Human donors and donated blood are both tested for viruses to keep the transmission risk low. Talk with your doctor about this risk if you are concerned.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.
Prabotulinumtoxina-xvfs side effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
- Body aches or pain
- difficulty in breathing
- drooping upper eyelids
- ear congestion
- loss of voice
- runny or stuffy nose
- sore throat
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
- Blurred vision
- changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
- double vision
- fast heartbeat
- hives, itching, skin rash
- joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
- lack or loss of strength
- loss of bladder control
- muscle weakness
- redness of the skin
- seeing double
- slurred speech
- swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
- tightness in the chest
- trouble in speaking
- trouble swallowing
- voice changes
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
- Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions
More about prabotulinumtoxinA
- Side Effects
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- En Español
- Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants
Other brands: Jeuveau