Doctor insights on:
Medicine For Hyperhidrosis
Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more
I am a sufferer of severe hyperhidrosis. I've heard an oral drug called Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used to curb it. I need a doctor's view on it; effectiveness, etc.
I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)
Odd question: Never run into a patient with a problem who was adamantly against options for treatment. Of course, it'd be different if someone were asking a homework or test question & needed a specific response. Otherwise, your constraint makes no sense whatever. These boards are intended for clinical problems & real patients. You as well as Your neighbors could Google the answer to your question. Cheers! ...Read more
Hyperhidrosis: Texas wedding is a frequent problem on my hands and under arm areas. In fact sometimes on the feet it can be so bad that the patient actually rocks his or her shoes with all the swelling. You might ask your dermatologist about Drysol which is a special solution of aluminum chloride which is applied in certain ways and you might find this very helpful. There are also internal medications. ...Read more
You may visit the site given above for information and then consult your doctor, preferably a dermatologist.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Treatment options: The treatment options are: antiperspirant, oral medications, iotophoresis (electrical shocking of the sweat glands- very easy to do) and Botox injection (very effective but temporary). For more info go to:: http://www.Sweathelp.Org/english/ good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperhidrosis: You can't cure hyperhidrosis at home but you can control it with typical treatment as: antiperspirants, anticholinergic medications, iontophoresis (they sell a portable machine you can use at home). Other effective treatment options not done at home are: Botox injections. Surgery also a last resort option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweat Treatment: Excessive sweat is easy to treat with Botox injections. These are very tiny injections and not usually uncomfortable. The treatment should last at least 6 months and is often covered by insurance. Alternatively, one can use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed. It can be washed in the morning and will still work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No easy cure: Excessive sweating, or hyperhydrosis is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system. Generally, patients are assessed by a dermatologist, who may initially try oral medications to control the sweating. If medical therapy fails, hyperhydrosis patients may be offered direct Botox injections within the sweat glands, or surgical sympathectomy. ...Read more
MEDS, procedure: First, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) needs a work-up: hgh level, thyroid tests, & rarely carcinoid/pheochromocytoma needs to be considered. Topical anti-perspirants containing aluminum chloride (drysol) 10-20% may help. Oral anti-cholinergic med (glycopyrrolate) or beta blocker (bp pill) has helped some. Iontophoresis, and Botox has also been successful. Finally there's surgery, sympathecomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer