Myobloc is obtained from botulism causing bacteria hence referred as botulinum toxin type B. People suffering from cervical dystonia can be treated using this botulinum toxin. The product stops the nervous activities and gives temporary pain reduction. The product and be used not only for cervical problems but also for other muscular problems. Botulinum toxin type A is utilized to prepare botox whereas botulinum toxin type B is used to manufacture myobloc. The other product type F is under research and it is not widely used. These types are found to perform different actions and used for various purposes. Patients who have initially used botox and became resistive to the product can start using type B. If you are just starting the neurotoxin treatment then you can use any of the products (under doctor’s consultation).
The Myobloc Treatment Process: Patients must avoid using type B medication if they already suffer from allergies or any skin infections. It is advised to consult same doctor throughout the medication process. If in case you require changing the health provider, submit the medical records and explain about the previous treatments you have undergone. If you suffer from any of the following conditions like myasthenia gravis, bleeding problems, swallowing issues, taken or undergoing any surgery, lambert eaton syndrome then confirm about the dosage adjustment of botulinum toxin. The myobloc is also made from part of human blood popularly called as human plasma which may spread viruses during treatment. Though the plasma is screened and tested before manufacturing neurobloc there are possibilities for risks while undergoing treatments. There must be at least three months gap between each neurobloc injections.
The patients can be injected in more than one affected area simultaneously. The botulium toxin treatments are temporary, the symptoms can return after three months period. Thus if you miss any of the injection in between the treatment, it will not show any toxic signs but you can see that disease is reversed again in body.
Warning Alerts: You must know the common side effects of botulium toxin therefore you can be alert during the medication process. The well-known side effects are hoarse voice, trouble while breathing and swallowing; bladder control loss, pain in chest region, vision problems and muscle weakness. And less severe side effects are headache, back and neck pain, stomach upset, fever dry cough, stiffness, drowsiness and anxiety. If patients are already taking medicines for cold, sleeping pills or any medicine for allergy, muscle relaxation then the myobloc injection will result in adverse side effects. Thus consult a doctor and try to reduce the dosage of injection. Generally, one unit of botulinum toxin is equal to LD50 in mice calculation. As the product is taken from blood plasma there might be differences in sensitivities of species. However the end results are calculated to be same. The activities of botulinum toxin are considered to be between 70 to 130 units/ng.
Do not forget to consult the doctor before starting up with myobloc treatment when you are planning to get conceived or if you are pregnant, breast feeding, if you are consuming prescribed or non-prescribed herbal medicines, if you have allergy towards any specific food or diet substances, if you have any diseases oriented with nerves such as motor neuropathy, heart issues, skin infection, breathing problems. It is mandatory to consult because the medications for above said diseases may interact with botulinum toxin when injected which causes bad effects in human body.
Safety Information: I hope this safety guide is necessary for everyone who are planning or currently taking myobloc medications. If you consume alcohol while you are involved in treatment, kindly avoid it, as the effects may lead to dizziness and drowsiness. You should be more careful if you are driving immediately after taking injection. Wait until you are sure about the side effects and if it doesn’t harm you much then proceed with driving or any other risk involving activities. It is highly not recommended to switch brands in between the treatment process. Moreover children are restricted from using this product. If you have any other health related queries call and consult your health provider as quickly as possible