What is Abobotulinumtoxin A?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Abobotulinumtoxin A is a neuromuscular blocker agent. It is used to treat various types of dystonia (neurological movement disorders); for stiffness in muscles; and it is also used for cosmetic purposes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Blepharospasm 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 4
Rotator cuff injury of shoulder 1 4
Spasticity in legs 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Abobotulinumtoxin A

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Abobotulinumtoxin A

Dosage Patients
1 other every 12 weeks 1
10 other every 3 months 1
300mg as needed 1

Duration

Currently taking Abobotulinumtoxin A

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Abobotulinumtoxin A after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Abobotulinumtoxin A

Aug 31, 2017 (Started Jan 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for spasticity in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Every 12 Weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 18, 2017 (Started Jan 05, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for spasticity in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Every 12 Weeks
Advice & Tips: Do feel like a pin cushion afterwards, about 4 shots in each muscle
Cost: < $25 monthly

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