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Drug Interactions

IncobotulinumtoxinA may react with several medications (see Drug Interactions With IncobotulinumtoxinA).

What If I Overdose on This Medicine?

People who receive too much incobotulinumtoxinA may experience the following symptoms:
  • Muscle paralysis, which can be quite dangerous, especially if it affects muscles involved with breathing
  • General weakness.
If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Xeomin Overdose for more information.)

How Does This Medicine Work?

IncobotulinumtoxinA is a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The drug works by decreasing nerve signals to muscles, which helps them to relax. It enters nerve cells and inhibits the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits signals from nerve to nerve. The actions of the medication are not permanent, and the muscle will eventually recover and return to its previous state.

When and How to Receive IncobotulinumtoxinA

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with incobotulinumtoxinA include the following:
  • The drug comes in injectable form. It is injected directly into the muscles that are causing the problems.
  • Your healthcare provider may choose to use an anesthetic cream to numb your skin before the injection, but this is not always necessary. If you are worried about pain, ask your healthcare provider about using an anesthetic cream.
  • The effects of this drug are not permanent. You will need to receive injections periodically to maintain the effects.
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