IncobotulinumtoxinA, also called botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. IncobotulinumtoxinA is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles). IncobotulinumtoxinA is also used to treat certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction. IncobotulinumtoxinA is also used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles (sometimes called "frown lines") between the eyebrows. IncobotulinumtoxinA may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) which is also referred to as botulinum toxin type A, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks the activity of the nerve in the muscles thus causing a temporary reduction in the activity of the muscle. Xeomin helps prevents the nerve from releasing a chemical called acetylcholine, which is important for the nerves to communicate with muscle cells. Xeomin is prescribed for adults with cervical dystonia in order to decrease the severity of abnormal position of the head and neck pain in both botulinum toxin and previously treated patients.