BEFORE TAKING THIS MEDICINE
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”)
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
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.