BOTOX 50 Units

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    BOTOX 50 Units

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  • Active Ingredients:

    Botulinum Toxin Type A

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    Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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Allergan Ltd

Allergan Ltd

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Updated on 14 June 2019 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 1 - what the product is used for
  • Change to section 3 - use in children/adolescents
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision
  • Change to information for healthcare professionals

Updated on 13 June 2019 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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In section 4.2 (posology and method of administration), further information is provided regarding the safety and efficacy of BOTOX in the paediatric population.

In section 10 (date of the revision of the text), the revised date was updated to 07/03/2019

Updated on 22 February 2019 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4 - possible side effects
  • Change to section 5 - how to store or dispose
  • Change to section 6 - what the product looks like and pack contents
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 22 February 2019 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 3 - Pharmaceutical form
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage

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In section 3 (pharmaceutical form), the pharmaceutical form was expanded.

In section 4.2 (posology and method of administration), clarification was provided to reconstitute BOTOX with sterile unpreserved normal saline solution (0.9% sodium chloride solution for injection).

In section 4.8 (undesirable effects), adverse reactions listed for urinary incontinence due to neurogenic detrusor overactivity, also occured in Phase 2 clinical trials.  In additional information, dry eye (associated with periocular injections) and localised muscle twitching/involuntary muscle contractions were added.

In section 6.4 (special precautions for storage), freezer temperature was updated to -5°C to -20°C.

In section 6.6 (special precautions for disposal and other handling), clarification was provided to reconstitute BOTOX with sterile unpreserved normal saline solution (0.9% sodium chloride solution for injection).

Updated on 27 December 2018 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 1 - what the product is used for
  • Change to section 2 - what you need to know - warnings and precautions
  • Change to section 3 - dose and frequency
  • Change to section 4 - possible side effects
  • Change to section 6 - what the product looks like and pack contents
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision
  • Change to information for healthcare professionals

Updated on 21 December 2018 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category: Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Updated on 21 December 2018 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category: Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Updated on 28 February 2017 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • New SmPC for new product

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Updated on 28 February 2017 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category: Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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In section 4.2 (Posology and method of administration):
-  BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder  - duration of response updated (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)
-  BLADDER DISORDERS, Urinary incontinence due to NDO  - duration of response updated (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)
-  harmonisation of the terminology for saline diluent - term "sterile unpreserved normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride for injection) used

In section 4.8 (Undesirable effects)
-BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder - correction of the system organ class for the preferred term "residual urine volume" (editorial change, no change to the actual ADR profile)
- BLADDER DISORDERS, Urinary incontinence due to NDO - clinical safety data for Botox 100 U dose in the treatment of NDO for non-catheterising MS patients with NDO with regard to adverse reactions, MS exacerbation annualised rate

In section 5.1 (Pharmacodynamic Properties)
-  Pharmacodynamic effect - additional information regarding sensory mechanism of action
- BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder - duration of response updated (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)
- BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder - incidence of neutralising anti-drug antibody (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)
- BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder, Urinary incontinence due to NDO - duration of response updated (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)
- BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder, Urinary incontinence due to NDO - incidence of neutralising anti-drug antibody (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)
- BLADDER DISORDERS, Overactive Bladder, Urinary incontinence due to NDO - efficacy of Botox 100 U dose in the treatment of NDO for non-catheterising (based on clinical data from completion of urology studies)

In section 6.6 (Special precautions for disposal and other handling) - harmonisation of the terminology for saline diluent - term "sterile unpreserved normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride for injection) used

In section 10 (Date of revision of the text) - date of revision of the text is February 2017.

Updated on 27 February 2017 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for new product

Updated on 27 February 2017 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 3 - duration of treatment
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 15 February 2016 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 6.3 - Shelf life
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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In section 4.2 (Posology and method of administration) - elevation of the text  that limits chronic migraine diagnosis, and administration of BOTOX for chronic migraine, to neurologist, from the chronic migraine administration guidance (page 8 of the SmPC ) to the beginning of section 4.2 (page 2), to emphasize the importance of this message.

In section 4.2 (Posology and method of administration) - inclusion of specific muscle (zygomaticus major, orbicularis oris) representing  lower facial muscles

In section 4.4 (Special warnings and precautions for use) - patients specified as: adult and paediatric patients; removal of word "report" to avoid using it twice in one sentence, unnecessarily.

In section 6.3 (Shelf Life) - update of the wording regarding in-use storage for the reconstitution of the product  in line with the standard wording from the note for guidance on maximum shelf-life for sterile products for human use after first opening or following reconstitution (CPMP/QWP/159/96corr).

In section 10 (Date of revision of the text) - the date of revision of text is January 2016.

Updated on 12 February 2016 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to dosage and administration

Updated on 13 November 2014 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change of contraindications
  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to date of revision

Updated on 20 October 2014 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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to update SmPC in line with CCDS 16.1 & CSP 5.0.

Updated on 24 September 2014 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to date of revision
  • Addition of information on alternative format leaflets

Updated on 4 June 2014 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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$0SPC changes relating to addition of new indication, Focal lower limb spasticity associated with stroke$0$0$0$0$0

Updated on 28 May 2014 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Changes to therapeutic indications

Updated on 21 February 2014 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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The following sections of the SPC have been mainly re-formatted and updated in line with current QRD version: sec. 4.1; 4.2; 4.3; 4.4; 4.5; 4.8 and 5.1.

Updated on 7 February 2014 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to date of revision

Updated on 20 December 2013 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to packaging
  • Change to date of revision

Updated on 27 June 2013 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Addition of joint PIL covering all presentations

Updated on 29 January 2013 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Addition of new indication; 
            
Idiopathic overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency in adult patients who have an inadequate response to, or are intolerant of, anticholinergic medication.

With consequential updates to sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.8, 5.1, 6.6 and 10.

Updated on 24 January 2013 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to, or new use for medicine
  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to dosage and administration

Updated on 27 November 2012 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose

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Section 4.2 added:

The safety and effectiveness of BOTOX in the treatment of upper limb spasticity associated with stroke has not been established in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Section 4.4 added:

Serious adverse events including fatal outcomes have been reported in patients who had received off-label injections of BOTOX directly into salivary glands, the oro-lingual-pharyngeal region, oesophagus and stomach.  Some patients had pre-existing dysphagia or significant debility.

and:

Pneumothorax associated with injection procedure has been reported following the administration of BOTOX near the thorax.  Caution is warranted when injecting in proximity to the lung, particularly the apices.

and:

Paediatric Use

The safety and efficacy of Botox in indications other than those described for the paediatric population in section 4.1 has not been established. Post-marketing reports of possible distant spread of toxin have been very rarely reported in paediatric patients with comorbidities, predominantly with cerebral palsy. In general the dose used in these cases was in excess of that recommended (see section 4.8).

There have been rare spontaneous reports of death sometimes associated with aspiration pneumonia in children with severe cerebral palsy after treatment with botulinum toxin, including following off-label use (e.g. neck area).  Extreme caution should be exercised when treating paediatric patients who have significant neurologic debility, dysphagia, or have a recent history of aspiration pneumonia or lung disease. Treatment in patients with poor underlying health status should be administered only if the potential benefit to the individual patient is considered to outweigh the risks.

Section 4.8 Additional Information updated to include:

constipation, denervation/ muscle atrophy; respiratory depression and/or respiratory failure; aspiration pneumonia; strabismus; peripheral neuropathy;

Section 4.9 added:

Excessive doses may produce local, or distant, generalised and profound neuromuscular paralysis.

If the respiratory muscles become paralysed or sufficiently weakened, intubation and assisted respiration will be required until recovery takes place and may involve the need for a tracheostomy and prolonged mechanical ventilation in addition to other general supportive care.

Updated on 21 November 2012 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to dosage and administration

Updated on 6 January 2012 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • New individual SPC (was previously included in combined SPC)

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Updated on 21 December 2011 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to, or new use for medicine
  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to information about pregnancy or lactation
  • Change to information about driving or using machinery
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to dosage and administration
  • Changes to therapeutic indications

Updated on 30 November 2011 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for medicines.ie
  • Individual presentations superseded by joint PIL