Before taking BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic you should know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine. Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have:

•          a disease that affects your muscles and nerves;

•          allergies to any botulinum toxin product;

•          had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past;

•          a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema;

•          swallowing problems;

•          bleeding problems;

•          plans to have surgery;

•          had surgery on your face;

•          weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows;

•          drooping eyelids;

•          are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby;

•          are breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic 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 or BOTOX Cosmetic in the past.

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