Generic Name: prabotulinumtoxinA (pra BOT ue LYE num TOX in AY)
Brand Name: Jeuveau
Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on Apr 22, 2020.
What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA) is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles.
Jeuveau is a prescription medicine used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles (frown lines) between the eyebrows) in adults.
It is not known if Jeuveau is safe and effective for use in children.
The botulinum toxin contained in Jeuveau can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. This can cause serious life-threatening side effects.
Call your doctor at once if you have a hoarse voice, drooping eyelids, vision problems, severe eye irritation, severe muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, or trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing.
Before taking this medicine
You should not be treated with Jeuveau if you are allergic to prabotulinumtoxinA, or if:
you have an infection in the area where the medicine will be injected; or
To make sure Jeuveau is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
other botulinum toxin injections such as Dysport or Myobloc (especially in the last 4 months);
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's disease");
a side effect after prior use of botulinum toxin;
problems with swallowing;
facial muscle weakness (droopy eyelids, weak forehead, trouble raising your eyebrows);
heart disease; or
surgery (especially on your face).
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Jeuveau is made from donated human plasma and may contain viruses or other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of contamination, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Ask your doctor about any possible risk.
If you have a planned surgery, tell your surgeon ahead of time about when you last received Jeuveau.
How is Jeuveau given?
Jeuveau should be given only by a trained medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes.
This medicine is injected into a muscle by a healthcare provider. Jeuveau injections should be spaced at least 3 months apart.
The effects of a Jeuveau injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months. After repeat injections, it may take less and less time before your symptoms return, especially if your body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin.
Do not seek Jeuveau injections from more than one medical professional at a time. If you switch healthcare providers, tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.
Using this medication more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.
Jeuveau dosing information
Usual Adult Dose for Glabellar Lines:
20 Units per treatment session divided into 5 equal IM injections of 4 Units each:
-Two injections in each corrugator muscle (one into inferomedial and one into superior middle)
-One injection in the procerus muscle
Retreatment should be administered no more frequently than every three months
-The cumulative dose of botulinum toxin should be considered if other botulinum toxin products are or have been used for other indications.
Use: For the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since botulinum toxin has a temporary effect and is given at widely spaced intervals, missing a dose is not likely to be harmful.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may not appear right away, but can include muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, and weak or shallow breathing.
What should I avoid after receiving Jeuveau?
This medicine may cause muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness. These effects can occur within hours or weeks after you receive a Jeuveau injection.
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Jeuveau side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Jeuveau: hives, itching; wheezing, difficult breathing; feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
The botulinum toxin contained in Jeuveau can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. This has caused serious life-threatening side effects in some people receiving botulinum toxin injections, even for cosmetic purposes.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these side effects (up to several hours or several weeks after an injection):
unusual or severe muscle weakness (especially in a body area that was not injected with the medication);
trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing;
loss of bladder control;
hoarse voice, drooping eyelids;
vision changes, eye pain, severely dry or irritated eyes (your eyes may also be more sensitive to light); or
chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, irregular heartbeats.
Common Jeuveau side effects may include:
increased white blood cell counts; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Jeuveau?
Other drugs may interact with prabotulinumtoxinA, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Jeuveau only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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