XPECTATIONS DELIVERED

With nearly 15 years of clinical and global experience, Xeomin® has a well-established efficacy and safety profile

In 2 randomized, double-blind, multicenter clinical trials, Xeomin was proven to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity in adult patients.1-3 The most commonly observed adverse reaction incidence ≥2% of patients and greater than placebo) for Xeomin was headache (5.4%).

SIGNIFICANTLY SUPERIOR EFFICACY OVER PLACEBO

Composite treatment success: Study 1 – Xeomin 60%, Placebo 0%; Study 2 – Xeomin 48%, Placebo 0%

Up to 4 months of Xeomin efficacy and patient satisfaction in a majority of patients4,5

In a prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel trial, Xeomin was randomized 1:1 vs another neurotoxin. The study enrolled 250 healthy female patients (≥18 years old) with glabellar lines of at least moderate severity at maximum frown. Xeomin demonstrated comparable efficacy and duration up to four months. Patients were classified as responders only if they had a ≥1 point improvement from the baseline on the Facial Wrinkle Scale (FWS) at maximum frown, as assessed by the independent review panel using subject photographs at one month post treatment.

EFFICACY ASSESSED BY INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL

EFFICACY ASSESSED BY TREATING PHYSICIAN

PATIENT SATISFACTION

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.


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 known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components 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 variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). There is a theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), but if that risk actually exists, the risk of transmission would also be considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases, CJD or vCJD 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 or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission, (e.g., 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

There are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use of XEOMIN in pregnant women. XEOMIN should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

PEDIATRIC USE

Safety and effectiveness of XEOMIN in patients less than 18 years of age have not been established.

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References

  1. Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use. Prescribing Information. Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, 2020.
  2. Carruthers A, Carruthers J, Heinz M, et al. Multicentre, randomized phase III study of a single dose of incobotulinumtoxinA, free from complexing proteins, in the treatment of glabellar frown lines. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39:551-558.
  3. Hanke CW, Narins RS, Brandt F, et al. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind phase III trial investigating the efficacy and safety of incobotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of glabellar frown lines using a stringent composite endpoint. Dermatol Surg. 2013;39(6):891-899.
  4. Data on File, Merz North America.
  5. Kane MA, Gold MH, Coleman WP, et al. A randomized, double-blind trial to investigate the equivalence of incobotulinumtoxinA and onabotulinumtoxinA for glabellar frown lines. Dermatol Surg. 2015;41(11):1319.

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