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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Topic Guide

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating):

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) may be caused by diseases, tumors, hormonal changes, medications, or a genetic predisposition. Treatment may include the use of potent antiperspirants, iontophoresis, Botox injections, anticholinergic oral medications, anti-anxiety medications, laser treatments, and/or cervical sympathectomy.

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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


botulinum toxin type A Botulinum Toxin Type A

OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox), is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles...learn more »

topiramate Topiramate

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aluminum chloride hexahydrate (topical) Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate (topical)

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate is an antiperspirant that works by affecting the cells that produce sweat...learn more »

glycopyrrolate Glycopyrrolate

Glycopyrrolate helps to control conditions such as peptic ulcers that involve excessive stomach acid production...learn more »

oxybutynin (oral) Oxybutynin (oral)

Oxybutynin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract...learn more »

lorazepam (oral) Lorazepam (oral)

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diltiazem Diltiazem

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clonidine (oral) Clonidine (oral)

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