Is propantheline bromide effective as a treatment for hyperhidrosis? I have palmer, planter and axillary hyperhidrosis and have heard varying reports as to the effectiveness of medication like this.
Propantheline Bromide for Hyperhidrosis?
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Yes it is, but medical supervision is needed due to side effects.... read more
1. P. bromide is great, works in some, not in others
2. Use under a Specialist
3. Take 15 mg at night, increase to 3 times a day
4. Side effects are common- dry mouth, constipation, rare side effects include glaucoma
5. Use for short periods, say 2-4 weeks, then give a break.
6. Cheap drug for HH, especially useful for feet.
7. Consider BOTOX for under arms, especially if you live in Australia as this is subsidised if performed by a Specialist Dermatologist
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, skin and aesthetic dermatologist
Miradry system for Hyperhidrosis in Los Angeles
I would recommend the Miradry system for axillary hyperhidrosis. I offer this in my Los Angeles office and have seen very positive results. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Propantheline Not Really Specific
The problem with these anticholinergic side effects, which are frequently worse than the hyperhidrosis. Botox reduces the hyperhidrosis in a very specific fashion, but the cost is much greater.
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