XEOMIN is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to treat increased muscle stiffness in the arm of adults with upper limb spasticity
abnormal head position and neck pain in adults with cervical dystonia (CD)
abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in adults who have had prior treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®)
It is not known whether XEOMIN is safe or effective in children.
XEOMIN may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems anytime (hours to week) after treatment with XEOMIN:
Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing can happen within hours to weeks after an injection of XEOMIN if the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow become weak. Death can happen as a complication if you have severe problems with swallowing or breathing after treatment with XEOMIN.
People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe and may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with XEOMIN.
Swallowing problems may last for several months, and during that time you may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving XEOMIN® have the highest risk of getting these problems.
Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include: loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities.
Do not take XEOMIN if you: are allergic to XEOMIN or any of the ingredients in XEOMIN (see the end of this Guide for a list of ingredients in XEOMIN), had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc®), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®, Botox® Cosmetic), or abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Ask a doctor before use if you
have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
have had any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past
have a breathing problem such as asthma or emphysema
have a history of swallowing problems or inhaling food or fluid into your lungs (aspiration)
have bleeding problems
have drooping eyelids
have plans to have surgery
have had surgery on your face
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XEOMIN® can harm your unborn baby.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if XEOMIN® passes into breast milk.