Botulinum Toxin: A Versatile Agent - JA0008057-0000-19-019-H01-P

Botulinum Toxin: A Versatile Agent

by Melanie K Padgett, PharmD
(4.7 / 3 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Botulinum toxin is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It was first discovered in the 19th century as a toxin causing “sausage poisoning” and evolved into use as a medical treatment for conditions caused by muscle overactivity. It works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, which causes muscle weakness and paralysis. Four types of botulinum toxin preparations are currently available for clinical use. Indications for the various products include treatment of strabismus, blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, spasticity, hyperhidrosis, sialorrhea, migraine, and overactive bladder, and for aesthetic medicine. Botulinum toxin is also being studied in the treatment of various types of pain such as fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.


The goal of this continuing education course is to provide pharmacists with knowledge regarding the history, mechanism, uses, and dosing of botulinum toxin. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the history of botulinum toxin and its evolution from poison to medical modality.
  • Identify the indications and dosing of currently approved botulinum toxin preparations.
  • Recognize adverse effects and precautions for the use of botulinum toxin.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacists
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Initial Release Date: 9/11/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 8/25/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/5/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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REJI J - Darien, IL  ·  Sep 13, 2019
useful information, use of botox is very common nowadays
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Price: $15.00
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