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Xeomin Uses

A healthcare provider may prescribe Xeomin for several reasons. For example, some of the approved uses of Xeomin include treating eyelid twitching in people who previously used Botox, relieving certain types of neck pain, and minimizing wrinkles between the eyebrows. There are also off-label uses for this product, such as treating migraines, crossed eyes, and severe underarm sweating.

What Is Xeomin Used For?

Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is one of three different botulinum toxin type A medications currently available (the others are Botox® and Dysport®). It is approved for the following three uses:
  • Temporarily improving the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows (frown lines)
  • Relieving neck pain and abnormal head position associated with cervical dystonia (a certain kind of muscle spasm of the head and neck)
  • Treating eyelid twitching or spasms (known medically as blepharospasm) in people previously treated with Botox.

Xeomin Uses for Facial Lines

Xeomin is approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of "frown lines" between the eyebrows in adults. The beneficial effects are temporary. In order to maintain the effects, you will need to receive Xeomin injections periodically.

Using Xeomin for Muscle Spasms

Xeomin is also approved to treat cervical dystonia, a condition that involves unusual muscle spasms or contractions in the head or neck, in adults. Cervical dystonia frequently causes a number of problems, such as:
  • An abnormal head position -- often twisted to one side
  • Abnormal head or neck movements
  • Neck pain.
Xeomin can help decrease the severity of the abnormal head position and can help relieve neck pain. Although the drug will usually cause some improvement immediately, the full effects may take a few weeks and last for a few months.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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