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Xeomin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
- What are the possible side effects of incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
- How is incobotulinumtoxinA given (Xeomin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Xeomin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Xeomin)?
- What should I avoid while taking incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
- What other drugs will affect incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Xeomin)?
Since botulinum toxin has a temporary effect and is given at widely spaced intervals, missing a dose is not likely to be harmful.
What happens if I overdose (Xeomin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may not appear right away, but can include severe muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, weak or shallow breathing, or loss of movement in any part of your body.
What should I avoid while taking incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
This medication may impair your vision or depth perception. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Avoid going back to your normal physical activities too quickly after receiving an injection.
What other drugs will affect incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin)?
Other medications such as cold or allergy medicine, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medicines, and irritable bowel medicines can increase some of the side effects of incobotulinumtoxinA. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medications.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with incobotulinumtoxinA, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin; or
- an injected antibiotic--amikacin, gentamicin, kanamycin, neomycin, paromomycin, streptomycin, tobramycin.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with incobotulinumtoxinA, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about incobotulinumtoxinA.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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