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XEOMIN® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to treat:
- increased muscle stiffness in the arm of adults with upper limb spasticity
- abnormal head position and neck pain in adults with cervical dystonia (CD)
- abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in adults who have had prior treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®)
How Does It Work?
Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. So frown lines are softened. Xeomin® is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction. Xeomin® is also used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles (sometimes called “frown lines”) between the eyebrows, and for upper limb spasticity in adults.
Xeomin® is injected into a muscle. A doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider will give you this injection. Xeomin® injections should be spaced at least 3 months apart. Xeomin® injections should be given only by a trained medical professional. Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated. While receiving Xeomin® injections for an eye muscle conditions, you may need to use eye drops, ointment, a special contact lens or other device to protect the surface of your eye. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Xeomin® can also be used to control sweat gland activity in the palms. And like its cousins, Botox® and Dysport®, can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. Xeomin® for some begins taking effect within 2-3 days after injection and it will generally remain effective up to 4 months. On a molecular level, Xeomin® is different from Botox® and Dysport® in that it does not contain any protein additives when packaged. The potential benefit of this is mainly for the rare patient who stopped responding to Botox® treatments because of the development of antibodies to the proteins.
Xeomin® is used to treat dynamic facial wrinkles. Areas most commonly treated by Xeomin® include crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), worry lines between the eyebrows, and the lines across the forehead.