WASHINGTON (AP) — Allergen’s Botox injection has been approved by the US regulatory agency for novel use in patients with bladder problems related to multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury. Presently, bladder problems caused by neurological issues are managed with medication or by using a catheter to empty the bladder. Botox injection facilitates more space for urine storage by easing the bladder muscles. The other common uses of Botox include wrinkles removal, and easing muscle spasms, migraine, and eyelid twitching.
Botox causes temporary muscle paralysis by limiting the associations between nerves and muscle. Botulinum, which is one of the world’s most toxic substances, is used in the manufacture of Botox.