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Botulinum Toxin Type A

Indication

Hyperhidrosis due to social anxiety disorder

CG 159 - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg159

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Brand:

All brands within licensed indications only

Nice TA:

CG159 (Do not Do)

Commissioning responsibility:

PbR excluded:

Yes

BNF chapter:
Central nervous system

Background

Do not offer botulinum toxin to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in people with social anxiety disorder. This is because there is no good-quality evidence showing benefit from botulinum toxin in the treatment of social anxiety disorder and it may be harmful.

Recommendation

LSCMMG Recommendation:

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Reason for decision:

Not recommended for prescribing on the NHS in Lancashire & South Cumbria

Supporting documents:

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

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Last Updated: 01 - Mar - 2014