It is a common symptom in certain neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD).1
In many patients with sialorrhea, it’s not that their salivary glands are making too much saliva — it’s that their neurodegenerative disease, such as PD, makes it hard to swallow. The saliva builds up or “pools” in the mouth, which leads to drooling.
Up to 77% of patients feel social and emotional effects of drooling
“I play tennis six days a week for 2 hours and when I go to serve, drool just pours out of my mouth, and I am worried about other people watching me.”
“It was really annoying because he would be eating, sleeping…the sheets would be wet, the pillow would be wet…it was unbelievable.”
—Josiane*, PD caregiver
*Actual patient and caregiver testimonials
MYOBLOC® (rimabotulinumtoxinB) injection is indicated for:
MYOBLOC® may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems anytime (hours to weeks) after treatment with MYOBLOC:
MYOBLOC is a prescription medicine used in adults that is injected into:
Do not receive MYOBLOC if you: are allergic to MYOBLOC or any of its ingredients (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic, DYSPORT®, or XEOMIN®; have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have: a disease that affects your muscles or nerves (such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome); had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past; a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema; a history of swallowing problems or aspiration; bleeding problems; drooping eyelids; plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face.
Tell your doctor if you: are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if MYOBLOC can harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if MYOBLOC passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all medicines you take, including: prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using MYOBLOC with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received MYOBLOC in the past.
Especially tell your doctor if you: received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; received injections of botulinum toxin such as BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic, DYSPORT®, or XEOMIN® in the past (tell your doctor exactly which product you received); recently received an antibiotic injection; take muscle relaxants; take allergy or cold medicines; take sleep medicine.
MYOBLOC can cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of allergic reaction may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, trouble breathing, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get wheezing, or trouble breathing, or if you get dizzy or faint.
Other side effects of MYOBLOC include:
For more information, refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.