USAGE

RECONSTITUTION

XEOMIN® Reconstitution Instructions
Verify vial dose (50 or 100 units) prior to dilution with saline.

Prior to injection, reconstitute each vial of XEOMIN® with
sterile, preservative-free 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection.

STEP 1: Clean the exposed portion of the rubber
stopper of the vial with alcohol (70%) prior to insertion of
the needle.

STEP 2: Insert needle vertically through the rubber
stopper any inject saline gently into the vial to avoid
foam formation. If the vacuum does not pull saline into
the vial, do not use.

STEP 3: Gently mix XEOMIN® with the saline by flipping
the vial a few times. Additionally, rotate the vial to ensure
the powder is fully dissolved and confirm the solution is
free of particulate matter.

TREATMENT

Dosing for Glabellar Lines

The total recommended XEOMIN® dose is 20 Units per treatment session divided into five equal intramuscular injections of 4 Units each. The five injection sites are: two injections in each corrugator muscle and one injection in the procerus muscle.

Retreatment with XEOMIN® should be administered no more frequently than every three months.

Injection Sites for Glabellar Lines
XEOMIN® Injection Sites for Glabellar Lines

 

INDICATIONS AND USAGE
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in adult patients.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING: DISTANT SPREAD OF TOXIN EFFECT
See full prescribing information for complete BOXED WARNING.

 
The effects of XEOMIN® and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity but symptoms can also occur in adults, particularly in those patients who have underlying conditions that would predispose them to these symptoms.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Hypersensitivity reactions have been reported with botulinum toxin products (anaphylaxis, serum sickness, urticaria, soft tissue edema, and dyspnea). If serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions occur further injection of XEOMIN® should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. XEOMIN® is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the active substance botulinum toxin type A, or to any of the excipients (human albumin, sucrose) in the formulation.
  • Use in patients with an infection at the injection site could lead to severe local or disseminated infection. XEOMIN® is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s).
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
  • The potency units of XEOMIN® are specific to the preparation and assay method used and are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products. Therefore, Units of biological activity of XEOMIN® cannot be compared to or converted into Units of any other botulinum toxin products.
  • Treatment with XEOMIN® and other botulinum toxin products can result in swallowing or breathing difficulties. Patients with pre-existing swallowing or breathing difficulties may be more susceptible to these complications. When distant effects occur, additional respiratory muscles may be involved. Patients may require immediate medical attention should they develop problems with swallowing, speech, or respiratory disorders. Dysphagia may persist for several months, which may require use of a feeding tube. Aspiration may result from severe dysphagia [See BOXED WARNING].
  • Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junctional disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should be monitored particularly closely when given botulinum toxin. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant effects including severe dysphagia and respiratory compromise from typical doses of XEOMIN®.
  • Glabellar Lines: Do not exceed the recommended dosage and frequency of administration of XEOMIN®. In order to reduce the complication of ptosis the following steps should be taken:
    • avoid injection near the levator palpebrae superioris, particularly in patients with larger brow depressor complexes;
    • corrugator injections should be placed at least 1 cm above the bony supraorbital ridge.
  • XEOMIN® contains human serum albumin. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). No cases of transmission of viral diseases or CJD have ever been reported for albumin.
ADVERSE REACTIONS
Glabellar Lines: The most commonly observed adverse reaction (incidence ≥ 2% of patients and greater than placebo) for XEOMIN® was Headache (5.4%).
DRUG INTERACTIONS
Co-administration of XEOMIN® and aminoglycoside antibiotics or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission, e.g., tubocurarine-type muscle relaxants, should only be performed with caution as these agents may potentiate the effect of the toxin.
Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of XEOMIN® may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects. The effect of administering different botulinum toxin products at the same time or within several months of each other is unknown. Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by administration of another botulinum toxin prior to the resolution of the effects of a previously administered botulinum toxin.
USE IN PREGNANCY
Pregnancy Category C: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. XEOMIN® should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
PEDIATRIC USE
The safety and effectiveness of XEOMIN® in patients less than 18 years of age have not been established.