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FDA approves third indication for onabotulinumtoxinA


 

The Food and Drug Administration has approved onabotulinumtoxinA, marketed as Botox Cosmetic by Allergan, for a third indication: the temporary improvement in the appearance of “moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis muscle activity” in adults, according to the manufacturer.

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The FDA approved the first indication for this product in 2002, namely, the temporary improvement in the appearance of glabellar lines. The second indication – the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines – was approved in 2013.

The company announced the latest approval in a press release on October 3.

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