excessive sweating treatments
There are various oral medications available known to be prescribed by some doctors to help treat hyperhidrosis.
Ditropan, Robinul, Probanthine
All these oral medications are from the same family of drugs. They have an anti cholinergic effect which in essence blocks the neuro transmission responsible for the production of sweat. The original function of these medications was to help with the treatment of gastric (stomach) ulcers. All of these medications are not specifically for hyperhidrosis but have been known to have the side effect of dryness. Among other side effects they can cause blurry vision, dry mouth, etc. The success rate is known to be very limited.
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Other oral medications people use are mild sedatives for example Xanax. This is a very non specific medication that sometimes reduces the sympathetic overtone. Another type of medications being used is a group of medications known as beta blockers. Those medications are being used in the treatment of certain cardiac problems such as hypertension. They may also have some sedative effect on the adrenergic system which plays a role in the production of excessive hand sweating/palmar hyperhidrosis.
***As always consult with your doctor first when considering any treatment
The Future of Oral Medications for Hyperhidrosis
The future of oral medication treatment for hyperhidrosis will occur if scientists are able to find a specific medication that will prevent the release of the hormone (the neurotransmitter Acetyl Choline) that triggers the sweat gland to release sweat. As long as this medication is still not available then we are left with the current medications which are very non-specific.
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