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What does it mean to develop antibodies to botulinum toxin?

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It’s rare, but some people’s immune systems make things called antibodies that keep botulinum toxin from working as well as it should. To keep this from happening, your doctor won’t give you injections more often than every 3 months.

SOURCES: 

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Cleveland Clinic. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Botox.com.

News release, Merz Pharmaceuticals.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Cleveland Clinic. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Botox.com.

News release, Merz Pharmaceuticals.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2019

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