Botulinum toxin type A therapy during pregnancy

Mov Disord. 2004 Nov;19(11):1384-5. doi: 10.1002/mds.20205.


Injection with botulinum toxin type A (Botox) is a safe and efficacious treatment for idiopathic cervical dystonia. We present the first case report of clinical Botox treatment during pregnancy. This patient underwent four apparently uncomplicated full-term pregnancies while receiving regular Botox treatments.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Botulinum Toxins, Type A / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • Neck Muscles / drug effects
  • Neurologic Examination / drug effects
  • Posture
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*
  • Retreatment
  • Torticollis / drug therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Botulinum Toxins, Type A