Dysport® comprises of abobotulinum toxin A and Botox® comprise of onabotulinum toxin A, a toxin that is derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
In both cases, the toxin acts by blocking the neuromuscular junctions in a similar fashion.
Dysport® is often used to manage cervical dystonia which is characterised by abnormal tone in the muscles of the neck which results in an abnormal head position.
This application also hold good for Botox® as well. In addition, both of these drugs are useful in treating fine lines and wrinkles.
The end result achieved however appears to be the same between the two drugs when used for any of the recommended indications.
At the end of the day, patient preference and cost will eventually drive which of the two will be used by the physician.
Botox is a trademark of Allergan Inc.; Dysport is a trademark of Galderma
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