DYSPORT (Clostridium botulinum type A toxin-haemagglutinin complex)
Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet?
• an allergy to any of the ingredients
This leaflet answers some common questions about Dysport. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Dysport against the benefits he/she expects it will have for
medicine. You may need to read it What is Dysport? Taking other medicines
by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It
Before you are given When you must not be given it What is Dysport used
spectinomycin, polymixins, tetracyclines and lincomycin
Use in Children Before you are given it Tell your doctor if you have: Dysport CMI V1.0 February 2010
approximately every 12 weeks depending on how long before the
relaxing effect on the muscle wears off.
If you stop having injections Use in Elderly
The relaxing effect will eventually wear
Dysport will be 20 units /kg. The doctor
calf muscles. If only one calf is affected
by spasticity, the doctor will only give
Use in Pregnancy Side Effects
injections of 10 units /kg in this calf.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding. Use of Dysport during Effect on ability to drive and use machines
medicine will be injected just under the
there is a possibility of unexpected side
effect on the muscles is wearing off. On
How will Dysport be Injections into the arm muscles for the treatment of spasticity following a
the injection. For the injection, Dysport
spasm the doctor will give injections as
Rare side effects include: severe pain in
Injection sessions may be repeated every 16 weeks. A 3 months minimum
How much is given
interval between 2 injection sessions is
Injections into the neck muscles for the treatment of spasmodic torticollis
1000 units in total. The doctor will give
What shall I do if I miss an injection?
condition. Your doctor will decide how much to give and which muscles to Dysport CMI V1.0 February 2010 If any side effect becomes Each pack contains 1 vial of Dysport. troublesome or causes concern, tell
expected to resolve within 2 to 4 weeks.
your doctor immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency department at your nearest hospital. You may Tell your doctor immediately if any need medical attention. breathing difficulties or if any difficulties in swallowing are Ingredients
Side effects resulting from distribution
IPSEN units of Clostridium botulinumInjections into the calf muscles in If you have any problems with Further Information swallowing, speech or breathing following injection of Dysport, contact your doctor immediately. What will happen if I am Manufacturer / Supplier given too much? Injections around the eye for the (Overdose)
administration, it is very unlikely that
Australian Registration Number (AUST R): 74124 Date of preparation of this leaflet:
believe you may have been given too much Dysport.
Tell your doctor immediately if very dry eyes are noticed. How to store Dysport Injections for the treatment of glabellar
refrigerator (2°C - 8°C – do not freeze)
carried out. It should not be used after
or itchy eyes, facial numbness, stinging,
Any remaining contents should be discarded appropriately by the clinic.
common, including pain, bruising, itchiness, a feeling of pins and needles,
Product Description What it looks like Dysport CMI V1.0 February 2010
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