How is Dysport treatment given?
Dysport is given by a specialist and treatment is based on your individual needs
Here’s what may happen during a typical office visit:
- Dysport is given as an injection into your affected muscles
- Depending on how many muscles are affected, your doctor may give you injections in a few different muscles or change the location of injections
- Your doctor may tailor the amount of injections or dose of Dysport to your individual needs
In 2 clinical studies, Dysport significantly improved abnormal position of the head and reduced neck pain at week 4
Common side effects
The most common side effects of Dysport in adults with cervical dystonia include: muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, injection site discomfort, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, problems speaking, injection site pain, and eye problems.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Dysport. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You may report side effects to the FDA at www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
In clinical trials, Dysport treatment lasted for 14 weeks for most patients; 25% of patients were not retreated for at least 18 weeks
After you have an injection of Dysport, the effects of treatment will lessen over the next several weeks. Because Dysport injection therapy is not a cure, another treatment session will be needed to reduce recurrent muscle stiffness.
Treatment with Dysport can be repeated when the benefits from the previous treatment have decreased, but there should be at least 12 weeks between treatments. Your doctor may change your dose of Dysport until the best dose for you is found, so it is important to talk to your doctor about your experience in between injection sessions and how long your relief lasted.
The most important safety information you should know about Dysport
Dysport may cause serious side effects, including problems breathing or swallowing and/or spread of toxin effects, that can be life threatening and death can happen as a complication. These problems can happen within hours, or days to weeks after an injection of Dysport.
Tracking Progress with Dysport
Tracking your experience after a Dysport injection can be a helpful tool in your discussions with your doctor about treatment for cervical dystonia. Take notes on how your symptoms have changed and how you are feeling, and start a discussion with your doctor to discuss your experience with the use of Dysport. Some things to track include:
- What was the date of your last treatment?
- What is your expectation while on treatment?
- What changes have you notice in your muscle stiffness since your first injection?
- Have you noticed anything different about how you are able to move your head and neck?
- What improvements have you seen since your last Dysport injection?
- Have you experienced any side effects?
- Are you experiencing any new symptoms?
- What is your typical day like?