Xeomin (botulinum neurotoxin type A) is available on the NHS as a possible treatment for chronic sialorrhoea (excessive salivation and drooling) caused by neurological conditions in adults.
Is this treatment right for me?
Your healthcare professionals should give you clear information, talk with you about your options and listen carefully to your views and concerns. Your family can be involved too, if you wish. Read more about making decisions about your care.
Questions to think about
- How well does it work compared with other treatments?
- What are the risks or side effects? How likely are they?
- How will the treatment affect my day-to-day life?
- What happens if the treatment does not work?
- What happens if I do not want to have treatment? Are there other treatments available?
Information and support
These organisations can give you advice and support:
- Parkinson’s UK, 0808 800 0303
- MS Society, 0808 800 8000
- Multiple Sclerosis Trust, 0800 032 3839
- Stroke Association, 0303 3033 100
- Different Strokes, 0345 130 7172
You can also get support from your local Healthwatch.
NICE is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or advice provided by these organisations.
This page was last updated: 09 October 2019