MHRA (UK) expands approval for Xeomin to treat focal spasticity of the lower limbs affecting the ankle joint – Merz Therapeutics
The MHRA (UK) has granted approval for a new indication for Merz Therapeutics’ Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) to treat focal spasticity of the lower limbs affecting the ankle joint. The therapy was previously approved in the UK to treat upper limb spasticity.
The expanded approval allows the company to provide holistic support to those living with spasticity who need comprehensive treatment. The active ingredient in Xeomin is incobotulinumtoxinA. It is injected intramuscularly to improve muscle tone. The therapy blocks nerve impulses to the muscles to weaken voluntary muscle contraction. It relieves abnormal muscle tone by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine from the peripheral nerve endings.