What is Botulinum Toxin Type B?

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Botulinum Toxin Type B is an injectable neuromuscular blocker agent that is used to treat cervical dystonia, a painful condition where the neck muscles contract involuntarily.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cervical dystonia (torticollis) 2 1
Foot dystonia 1 3
Gastroparesis 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 1
Muscle spasms in legs 1 0

  • 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 1
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Botulinum Toxin Type B

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Double vision (diplopia) 1
Muscle pain 1
Neck pain 1
Slurred speech 1
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Botulinum Toxin Type B

Dosage Patients
6 x 5,000 unt/ml every 12 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Botulinum Toxin Type B

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Botulinum Toxin Type B

Duration

Currently taking Botulinum Toxin Type B

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Botulinum Toxin Type B

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
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 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Botulinum Toxin Type B

Apr 15, 2018 (Started Sep 22, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for foot dystonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5000 intl units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: No longer helpful.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Dec 7, 2015 (Started Sep 22, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot dystonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5000 units Every 3 months
Advice & Tips: Able to walk again!
Cost: $200+ monthly

Mar 16, 2015 (Started Sep 22, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for foot dystonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked for almost 4 months but has now worn off. Will have second treatment in April 2015.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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