BOTOX® Pediatric OAB-NC Procedure

Treatment With BOTOX®

What happens before, during, and after your child's treatment appointment

Wherever your child is in their OAB-NC treatment journey, understanding what comes next can help you better prepare for the next steps.


You and your doctor may have already decided to move forward with BOTOX® treatment for your child's OAB-NC, or maybe you would just like to have more information about the treatment and procedure. Either way, here’s what you can expect.

What to Expect 

Before Your Appointment


When you and your child’s doctor have decided that BOTOX® is right for your child

Your child’s doctor’s office will be preparing for your child’s appointment by:

  • Completing the necessary paperwork and contacting your child’s insurance for pre-authorization
  • Receiving and storing your child's BOTOX® medication
  • Ensuring all the details are handled for a seamless treatment experience

You can prepare for your child’s upcoming treatment appointment by:

  • Learning more about potentially lowering out-of-pocket costs with the BOTOX® Savings Program
  • Searching Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the topics that interest you
  • Scrolling down for more details about what to expect the day of your child’s treatment

How is BOTOX® given to your child?


BOTOX® is different from oral medications your child may take.

  • BOTOX® is delivered directly into your child’s bladder by a doctor
  • The doctor will use a small lighted tube, called a cystoscope,
    to see inside your child’s bladder

To learn more about the BOTOX® treatment procedure, please talk to your child’s doctor

There are ways to make your child more comfortable during the procedure. Talk to your child's doctor about your options. Your child may be placed under general anesthesia, which is how the majority of children received BOTOX® in the clinical trial.

Understanding Potential Side Effects

BOTOX® Safety and Side Effects

Understand the risks as well as benefits


It's always important to consider the potential side effects of any medication and equally weigh the benefits and risks with your child’s doctor before making a decision.

The most common side effects seen in a clinical trial were:

  • Bacteria in the urine (20%)
  • Urinary tract infection (7%)
  • White blood cells in the urine (7%)
  • Blood in the urine (3%)

This list is not a complete list of possible serious side effects. Please see Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning. Talk to an OAB Specialist familiar with BOTOX® if you have any concerns.

Children must not have a urinary tract infection (UTI) at the time of treatment.

Overactive bladder caused by a neurologic condition (OAB-NC) is chronic and requires ongoing treatment


Plan on BOTOX® Retreatment


*In a clinical study, 6 weeks after treatment, children taking BOTOX® had 1.3 fewer daytime leakage episodes than they did at the start of the study,
when they averaged 3.7 daytime leakage episodes. Results were measured at 2, 6, and 12 weeks, with 6 weeks being the primary time point.

Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX®