Botulinum Toxin Formulations
The purpose of this handout is to help you learn about botulinum toxin formulations.
What is a botulinum toxin?
A toxin that comes from the bacteria
What is botulinum toxin used for?
When injected into muscles, the botulinum
toxin stops a muscle from moving. This can
help many muscle-related conditions. It is
also used to treat other medical problems
such as pain from chronic migraines.
What types of botulinum toxin are there?
How does Xeomin® compare to Botox®?
ξ They have the same active ingredient
ξ They are both safe and effective
ξ They are dosed the same
ξ Xeomin® may be less likely to be
attacked by your immune system or
cause an allergic reaction.
How does UW Health decide which type
The type that offers the best value is used.
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