Proven to
reduce muscle
stiffness caused
by Spasticity

BOTOX® takes a different approach than oral medications. BOTOX® is injected by a doctor into specific muscles within the body that have been affected by Spasticity.

Proven to
reduce muscle
stiffness caused
by Spasticity

BOTOX® takes a different approach than oral medications. BOTOX® is injected by a doctor into specific muscles within the body that have been affected by Spasticity.

Proven to reduce increased muscle stiffness caused by Spasticity

BOTOX® takes a different approach than oral medications. BOTOX® is injected by a doctor into specific muscles within the body that have been affected by Spasticity.

Are you experiencing increased
muscle stiffness in your legs or arms?

If you live with Spasticity, you’re not alone. About 1.8 million Americans also live with it. The stiff muscles. The bent elbow or curled toes. The clenched fist or rigid ankle. Perhaps you have tried to find treatment but still haven’t found one that works for you. Or other health problems have kept you from getting help. Don’t give up.

Causes of Spasticity

Spasticity may develop after an injury to the brain or spinal cord or may be due to a neurological disorder. Disruptions of the messages between the brain and certain muscles cause them to tighten and become rigid. Learn more about specific conditions that can cause Spasticity below.

Spasticity may develop after a stroke

A stroke can damage small parts of the brain, resulting in speech and/or vision problems as well as movement problems such as paralysis. Additionally, Spasticity may develop weeks or even months after the stroke.

MS may lead to Spasticity.

In MS, the cover of the nerve cell fibers in the brain and spinal cord—called the myelin sheath—gradually wears away, resulting in loss of movement, and Spasticity. Symptoms of MS can worsen and improve in cycles.

Many people experience symptoms of Spasticity shortly after traumatic brain injury.

Many people experience symptoms of Spasticity shortly after traumatic brain injury.

Spasticity is common after trauma to the spinal cord.

After a spinal cord injury, the nerve cells that control muscle activity can no longer receive signals from the brain. As a result, Spasticity is common after trauma to the spinal cord.

Those who suffer from cerebral palsy may suffer from Spasticity.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy appear in childhood and can persist into adulthood, affecting movement and coordination. It is not the result of damaged muscles or nerves, but rather, problems in the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. As with a stroke, the damaged part of the brain can also cause stiffness in the limbs that are associated with Spasticity. Click here to learn more about Spasticity in children.

Stroke
Spasticity may develop after a stroke

A stroke can damage small parts of the brain, resulting in speech and/or vision problems as well as movement problems such as paralysis. Additionally, Spasticity may develop weeks or even months after the stroke.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Understanding common signs of Spasticity

Spasticity can result in muscle stiffness of your elbow, wrist, fingers, thumb, ankle, or toes. Only your doctor or specialist can make a diagnosis, but this information may help you get closer to the answers you need to discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

Flexed Elbow

Bent Wrist

Clenched Fist

Flexed Thumb

Dropped or Turned in Foot

Curled Toes

If you recognize any of these symptoms, don't wait. Talk with your doctor with the help of this educational brochure right away, and find a BOTOX® specialist near you.

Plan ahead for your BOTOX® treatment:

For your first BOTOX® injection:

  • Come prepared with questions about BOTOX® and the treatment process
  • Work with your doctor to set expectations and treatment goals so you’ll know what to expect
  • Schedule a 4- to 6-week follow-up appointment to discuss your progress

For your 4- to 6-week follow-up:

  • Describe the progress you’ve made to your doctor (including any physical therapy)
  • Discuss your treatment plan and schedule your next injection (at least 12 weeks after your first injection)
  • Continue tracking your progress and writing down any questions you have

Download a helpful BOTOX® Patient Brochure

If you have any questions or concerns about BOTOX® therapy for Spasticity, please speak with your doctor first. For additional information and resources, please download the BOTOX® Patient Brochure that best suits you or your loved one.

For Adults (Ages 18+)

For Children and Teens (Ages 2-17)

Find a BOTOX® Specialist

Finding a BOTOX® doctor who specializes in Spasticity is key and could be the most important
choice to managing your treatment.

Please note: While we update our directory regularly, this list may not have current provider information. This is a list of physicians compiled by Allergan, an AbbVie company, known to have experience with BOTOX® in the past 5 years. The results shown may not be inclusive of all physicians who may have experience with BOTOX® or therapies like BOTOX® in your area. Please see the terms and conditions for additional details.

If you are a healthcare provider whose practice is currently being shown on Find a BOTOX® Specialist and you would like to opt out or update your profile information, please contact AcademyHelp@Allergan.com.

If you are a healthcare provider whose practice is not currently being shown on Find a BOTOX® Specialist and you would like to be included in appropriate search results, please contact AcademyHelp@Allergan.com for more information.

Indication

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to treat increased muscle stiffness in people 2 years of age and older with spasticity.

BOTOX® has not been shown to help people perform task-specific functions with their upper limbs or increase movement in joints that are permanently fixed in position by stiff muscles.

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 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, and trouble swallowing

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX® has been used at the recommended dose to treat chronic migraine.

BOTOX® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness or within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX®. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Do not receive 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 a skin infection at the planned injection site.

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 including 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®.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you: have or have had bleeding problems; have plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles; trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; 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 over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 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 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: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, dry eyes; and drooping eyebrows.

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.

Please see BOTOX® full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

Indication

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to treat increased muscle stiffness in people 2 years of age and older with spasticity.

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®:

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®:

Indication

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to treat increased muscle stiffness in people 2 years of age and older with spasticity.

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®:

Indication

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to treat increased muscle stiffness in people 2 years of age and older with spasticity.

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®:

Indication

BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to treat increased muscle stiffness in people 2 years of age and older with spasticity.

BOTOX® has not been shown to help people perform task-specific functions with their upper limbs or increase movement in joints that are permanently fixed in position by stiff muscles.

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 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, and trouble swallowing

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect away from the injection site when BOTOX® has been used at the recommended dose to treat chronic migraine.

BOTOX® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, vision problems, or dizziness or within hours to weeks of taking BOTOX®. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Do not receive 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 a skin infection at the planned injection site.

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 including 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®.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you: have or have had bleeding problems; have plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles; trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; 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 over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 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 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: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, dry eyes; and drooping eyebrows.