botox Xeomin, 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 injection is used in adults to treat:
- muscle spasms and stiffness of the arms (upper limb spasticity);
- cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles), or muscle stiffness in the elbows, wrists, fingers, ankles, or toes;
- certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders (including uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction); or
- to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles (sometimes called “frown lines”) between the eyebrows.
Xeomin is also used in children at least 2 years old to treat;
- upper limb spasticity that is not caused by cerebral palsy; or
- chronic drooling (sialorrhea).
You should not receive injection 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.
The botulinum toxin contained in this medicine can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. This can cause serious life-threatening side effects.