An Introduction to Dosing With Xeomin
The dose of Xeomin®
) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The condition being treated
- How you respond to Xeomin
- Other medical conditions you have
- Other medications you are taking.
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Xeomin Dosage for Head and Neck Spasms
The starting recommended dose of Xeomin for treating head and neck spasms (known medically as cervical dystonia) is 120 units divided among the affected muscles. In studies, higher doses did not prove to be more effective. Your future dosages, which can be given as frequently as every 12 weeks, will be determined based on your response to the initial amount.
Xeomin Dosage for Wrinkles
Xeomin is approved to treat "frown lines" between the eyebrows. The recommended dose to treat these types of wrinkles is 20 units of the drug, given as 5 injections of 4 units each, in specific areas above and between the eyebrows. Doses may be repeated as often as every 12 weeks.
Xeomin Dosage for Eyelid Spasms
The recommended Xeomin dose for eyelid spasms (known medically as blepharospasm) will be based on a person's previous dosage of Botox®
; Xeomin is approved for treating blepharospasm only in people who have been previously treated with Botox. People may not respond exactly the same to the two drugs, even though they are quite similar. The maximum recommended dosage is 35 units per eye. Doses may be repeated as frequently as every 12 weeks.