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Xeomin



Xeomin

What is XEOMIN?”
XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin that is used to treat adults with cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. It has been used around the world since 2005 and was introduced to the US market in 2010 by Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

XEOMIN is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used:
  • To treat adults with cervical dystonia to decrease the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain
  • To treat abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in adults who have had prior treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®)
“What is botulinum toxin?”
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin type A—the active ingredient in XEOMIN—is produced commercially from C. botulinum serotype A.

“How does XEOMIN work?”
XEOMIN is injected into muscles to decrease their activity. XEOMIN blocks the release of a chemical messenger—acetylcholine—that conveys the signal from nerve terminals and causes muscle fibers to contract. Not all terminals are affected by botulinum toxin, so the muscles can still contract, just less forcefully. This allows the muscles to contract more normally.

“Are all botulinum toxin products the same?”
Not all botulinum toxin products are the same. This is reflected in the unique names for each product. The dose of XEOMIN may be different from other botulinum toxin products.

“How is XEOMIN made?”
In nature, C. botulinum produces the toxin in association with accessory proteins (toxin complex). Merz takes the toxin complex and employs a proprietary manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component and removes the accessory proteins to produce XEOMIN.

What is Xeomin used to treat?
  • Between Brows
  • Forehead lines
  • Brow lift
  • Crow’s feet
What to expect
“How is XEOMIN® administered?”
XEOMIN is injected directly into the affected muscles. The injection plan varies from person to person, depending on the number of muscles involved and the extent of their involvement.

“How many XEOMIN shots will I need for treatment?”
This also varies from person to person. Your doctor will decide how many sites to inject and the total dose per muscle based on your condition.

“How often will I need treatment with XEOMIN?”
Everyone is different. However, clinical studies suggest that it generally takes 7 days before most people begin to feel improvement. The effect generally lasts up to 12 weeks, but the effect in individual patients may be significantly longer or shorter.

“What are the most common side effects of XEOMIN?”

In the treatment of blepharospasm, the 5 most common side effects were drooping eyelid, dry eye, dry mouth, diarrhea, and headache.
In the treatment of cervical dystonia, the 5 most common side effects were difficulty swallowing, neck pain, muscle weakness, injection site pain, and muscle/joint pain.

XEOMIN can also cause serious side effects that can be life threatening.

Please contact our office at 281-320-2888 to schedule your complementary consultation!