Xeomin 2017-03-28T22:45:00+00:00


Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA, also called botulinum toxin type A), is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

Xeomin is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles). It is also used to treat muscle spasms (stiffness) in the arms.

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.


You should not receive Xeomin if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a side effect after receiving a botulinum toxin in the past.

To make sure Xeomin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”)

  • myasthenia gravis

  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome

  • a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema

  • problems with swallowing

  • facial muscle weakness (droopy eyelids, weak forehead, trouble raising your eyebrows)

  • a change in the normal appearance of your face

  • a seizure disorder

  • bleeding problems

  • heart disease

  • if you have had or will have surgery (especially on your face) or if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections such as Botox

  • Dysport, or Myobloc (especially in the last 4 months).

IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from human plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Xeomin.

It is not known whether botulinum toxin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Xeomin. It is not known whether botulinum toxin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not receive Xeomin without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.