Xeomin

(incobotulinumtoxinA)

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Treats uncontrollable muscle contractions or spasms and wrinkles.

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Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is injected into your muscles for spasms and wrinkles but it can have dangerous side effects because it's a toxin.

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Quick facts about Xeomin
  • Drug class: musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • The effects of Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) last about 3 months for most people, so you may not have to get injections too often.
  • The dosing is flexible. Your doctor will decide how many muscles need to be injected and the dose per muscle.
  • The Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) Patient Savings Program helps out with out-of-pocket medication costs. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are eligible.
  • For most people, the effects of Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) are typically seen within 7 days after treatment.
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Downsides

  • Only comes as an injection.
  • Since Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) works by weakening your muscles, you may develop problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. Let your doctor know if you already have these problems before injection.
  • If you already have certain breathing problems, you may be at greater risk for problems since Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) can weaken the muscles in your neck that help you breathe.
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How it works

Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a toxic protein made from bacteria (Clostridium botulinum toxin A). It works by temporarily weakening nerve activity in the muscle for a period of 3 to 4 months.

Quick facts about Xeomin
  • Drug class: musculoskeletal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Uncontrollable eyelid closing
  • Uncontrollable neck spasms
  • Frown lines

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for Uncontrollable neck spasms

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  • Possible side effects
  • Muscle weakness
  • Neck pain
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Injection site pain
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Side effect rates for Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA)

From 399 clinical trials of Xeomin when taken for arm spasms (xeomin 400 units)
  • Seizure
    3%3%
  • Common cold
    2%2%
  • Dry mouth
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Xeomin.

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Risks and Warnings for Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Children treated for spasticity
    • Using Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for uncontrollable neck spasms
    • Using Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for spasticity

    Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) toxin may spread from the area of injection to cause a serious condition called botulism and can happen hours to weeks after an injection. These include weakness, double vision, drooping eyelids, trouble swallowing, slurred speech, loss of bladder control, and breathing difficulties. Let your doctor know immediately if this occurs.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect