Dysport: Uses and Side Effects

Dysport is an injection containing abobotulinumtoxinA (Botulinum toxin type A). AbobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

Dysport is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles).

Dysport is also used to treat muscle spasms (stiffness) in the upper limbs (elbows, wrists, fingers) or lower limbs (ankles, toes).

Dysport is also used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles.

Side Effects

Common Dysport side effects may include:

  • muscle weakness near where the medicine was injected;
  • dizziness, depressed mood;
  • bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, or swelling where the injection was given;
  • headache, muscle pain, pain in your arms or legs;
  • fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose;
  • drooping eyelids, dry or puffy eyes;
  • nausea, dry mouth;
  • trouble swallowing; or
  • feeling tired.

Keywords: Dysport; abobotulinumtoxinA.

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