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Xeomin reconstitution instructions

Easy steps to reconstitute Xeomin® properly

Pre-Reconstitution: DRAW the Diluent
  • Determine the desired amount of preservative-free 0.9% Sodium Chloride to reconstitute either a 50 U or 100 U vial of Xeomin, using Table 3 in Section 2.8 of the Full Xeomin Prescribing Information.
  • Cleanse the rubber stopper of the Sodium Chloride vial using 70% alcohol.
  • Insert the 20-27 gauge short bevel needle, affixed to a syringe, into and through the rubber stopper. Then, draw up your selected amount of saline into the syringe.
Actual Reconstitution: ADD the Diluent
  1. Cleanse the rubber stopper of the selected Xeomin vial using 70% alcohol.
  2. Insert the 20-27 gauge needle attached to the saline-filled syringe into and through the rubber stopper of the Xeomin vial, allowing the Xeomin vial’s vacuum to draw the saline from the syringe into the vial. Gently inject any remaining saline in the syringe into the Xeomin vial, in order to avoid foam formation.
  3. Remove the needle (and its attached, emptied syringe) from the Xeomin vial. If there is no vacuum to pull the saline into the vial, then the Xeomin vial must be discarded.
  4. Mix the contents of the Xeomin vial by carefully swirling and inverting/flipping the vial. Do not vigorously shake.
Post-Reconstitution: DELIVER
  • Reconstituted Xeomin should be used for only one injection session and for one patient. Each Xeomin vial is for single-dose only. Discard any unused units.
  • Reconstituted Xeomin is ready for use and should be administered within 24 hours.
  • Reconstituted Xeomin not immediately used must be stored in its original vial and in a refrigerator 2°C - 8°C (36°F - 46°F) for up to 24 hours, until time of use.

Xeomin Injection Sites for Glabellar Lines

Dosing for Glabellar Lines

The total recommended Xeomin dose is 20 Units per treatment session divided into 5 equal intramuscular injections of 4 Units each. The 5 injection sites are: 2 injections in each corrugator muscle and one injection in the procerus muscle.1

Retreatment with Xeomin should be administered no more frequently than every 3 months.1

  1. Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use. Prescribing Information. Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, 2018.
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.
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).
  • 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.
Glabellar Lines: The most commonly observed adverse reaction (incidence ≥ 2% of patients and greater than placebo) for XEOMIN® was Headache (5.4%).
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.
There are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use XEOMIN® in pregnant women. XEOMIN should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Safety and effectiveness of XEOMIN® in patients less than 18 years of age have not been established.

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