BotoxActive Ingredient(s): Botulinum Toxin Type A
FDA Approved: * December 9, 1991
Pharm Company: * ALLERGAN
Category: Migraine / Tension Headache
Botulinum toxin (BoNT), often shortened to Botox, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction, thus causing flaccid paralysis. The toxin causes the disease botulism. The toxin is also used commercially for medical and cosmetic purposes. The seven main types of botulinum toxin are named types A to G ... [wikipedia]* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.
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