BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and used to
treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults 18 years and older with Overactive Bladder due to
neurologic disease who still have leakage or cannot tolerate the side effects after trying an anticholinergic medication.
By significantly reducing daily leakage episodes, BOTOX® treatment may make a positive impact on your daily life.
Based on results of a questionnaire† completed by patients in the BOTOX® clinical trials, patients on BOTOX® reported improvement in their overall quality of life. This questionnaire asked patients to consider three specific categories that are commonly important to people living with Overactive Bladder.
Avoidance and Limiting Behavior
Such as overplanning every detail of your day in advance. Including worrying about where bathrooms are and/or limiting how much fluid you drink.
Such as being embarrassed or worried that your symptoms might be noticed by others.
Such as being preoccupied or frustrated with how your condition impacts your everyday decisions, such as what you can wear, where you can go, and how you feel about your overall well-being.
† These improvements were reported using the Incontinence Quality of Life (IQOL) questionnaire. This is a validated questionnaire that is used to measure the impact of urinary incontinence on a patient's quality of life.
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BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into the bladder muscle and used:
To treat overactive bladder symptoms such as a strong need to urinate with leakage or wetting accidents; urgency and frequency in adults when another type of medication (anticholinergic) does not work well enough or cannot be taken
To treat leakage of urine (incontinence) in adults, with overactive bladder due to neurologic condition, who still have leakage or cannot tolerate the side effects after trying an anticholinergic medication
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX®:
Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
BOTOX® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX®. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
Do not take BOTOX® if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have an infection at the planned injection site.
Do not take BOTOX® for the treatment of urinary incontinence if you: have a urinary tract infection (UTI) or cannot empty your bladder on your own (and are not routinely catheterizing). Due to the risk of urinary retention (difficulty fully emptying the bladder), only patients who are willing and able to initiate catheterization post-treatment, if required, should be considered for treatment.
Patients treated for overactive bladder due to neurologic condition
In clinical trials, 30.6% of patients (33/108) who were not using clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) prior to injection, required catheterization for urinary retention following treatment with BOTOX® 200 Units as compared to 6.7% of patients (7/104) treated with placebo. The median duration of post-injection catheterization for these patients treated with BOTOX® 200 Units (n=33) was 289 days (minimum 1 day to maximum 530 days) as compared to a median duration 358 days (minimum 2 days to maximum 379 days) for patients receiving placebo (n=7).
Among patients not using CIC at baseline, those with MS were more likely to require CIC post-injection than those with SCI.
The dose of BOTOX® is not the same as, or comparable to, another botulinum toxin product.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Get medical help right away if you experience symptoms; further injection of BOTOX® should be discontinued.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX®.
For patients treated for overactive bladder due to a neurologic condition:
Tell your doctor if you have any breathing-related problems. Your doctor will want to monitor you for any breathing problems during your treatment with BOTOX® for overactive bladder associated with a neurologic condition. The risk of pulmonary effects in patients with compromised respiratory status is increased in patients receiving BOTOX®.
Autonomic dysreflexia Autonomic dysreflexia associated with intradetrusor injections of BOTOX® could occur in patients treated for detrusor overactivity associated with a neurologic condition and may require prompt medical therapy. In clinical trials, the incidence of autonomic dysreflexia was greater in patients treated with BOTOX® 200 Units compared with placebo (1.5% versus 0.4%, respectively).
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you: have or have had bleeding problems; have plans to have surgery; have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) and are being treated for urinary incontinence. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection may include pain or burning with urination, frequent urination, or fever; have problems emptying your bladder on your own and are being treated for urinary incontinence; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® can harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to (it is not known if BOTOX® passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® in the past.
Tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (Tell your doctor exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® include: urinary tract infection, painful urination, and/or inability to empty your bladder on your own. If you have difficulty fully emptying your bladder after receiving BOTOX®, you may need to use disposable self-catheters to empty your bladder up to a few times each day until your bladder is able to start emptying again. Other side effects include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) Prescribing Information, January 2016.
BOTOX® Savings Card provides savings on out-of-pocket costs for BOTOX® and related procedures. The offer is valid for up to $200 for your first treatment and up to $100 for each treatment thereafter; up to 4 treatments in a 12-month period. The amount you receive on the card will not be higher than your out-of-pocket costs for BOTOX® treatment.
GUIDELINES FOR SPECIAL TRANSACTIONS
There are some guidelines for special transactions that you should be aware of before you shop:
Gas stations - The self-service terminals at gas stations pre-charge a defined amount prior to pumping gas, therefore it is necessary to go inside to pay depending on your balance.
Restaurants - Restaurants may pre-charge the tip to your bill, exceeding your balance. This will cause your card to be declined. Make sure you understand the restaurant's policy, and verify that you have enough funds on your card to cover the dining bill, including any pre-charged tip.
Hotels - Hotels may put a "hold" on the amount of your estimated bill, making that amount unavailable for other purchases. When you check out, that hold may take a few days to be removed.
By participating, you understand and agree to comply with the Program rules as set forth below.
Offer is valid only for BOTOX® and BOTOX® treatment-related costs not covered by your insurance plan. The BOTOX® Savings Card will be funded upon approval of your claim. Your claim must be submitted with your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) or Specialty Pharmacy Provider (SPP) receipt. (If your BOTOX® prescription was filled by a Specialty Pharmacy Provider, you must send both your EOB and SPP receipt.)
All claims must be submitted within 90 days of the date of service listed on the EOB. BOTOX® Savings Card may not be combined with any other offer or discount. This BOTOX® Savings Card is not health insurance.
Offer not valid for cash-paying patients or patients participating in Medicare, Medicaid, or any similar federal or state healthcare program, including any state medical or pharmaceutical assistance programs.
If patients are eligible for drug benefits under any such program, they cannot use this BOTOX® Savings Card. Offer void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. Offer good only in the United States. Allergan, Inc., reserves the right to rescind, revoke, and amend this offer without notice.
The BOTOX® Savings Card can be reloaded for up to 4 treatments and/or related procedures in a 12-month period.
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