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User Reviews for Oxybutynin to treat Hyperhidrosis

Also known as: Ditropan XL, Oxytrol, Gelnique Oxytrol for Women

Oxybutynin has an average rating of 8.5 out of 10 from a total of 100 ratings for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis. 85% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 8% reported a negative effect.

Oxybutynin Rating Summary

8.5/10 average rating

100 ratings from 108 user reviews.

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Reviews for Oxybutynin

maro111 July 29, 2020

“Thank you so much to everyone who left a review for Oxybutynin for Hyperhidrosis. I have suffered from this awful condition for 20 years and never thought I would be free from it. The sweating has contributed, over the years, to me having panic attacks, developing OCD and left me on 3 different medications including an antipsychotic, a class c drug and an antidepressant. I have had numerous blood tests (checking Thyroid etc) and in the end the doctor put the sweating down to panic attacks. I read the reviews on here and asked my GP to prescribe Oxybutynin to see if it would work. From the first dose I noticed an improvement. I am on my 5th dose and the different in unbelievable. The sweating is all but gone. In normal conditions I don't sweat. When I am exercising I only sweat a little. I am so thankful for this medication and your reviews. Hyperhidrosis is a terrible condition that can ruin peoples lives and needs to be taken more seriously by medics. Thank you all!”

10 / 10
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FinallyDry March 6, 2021

“I am a 38 year old female & had suffered from excessive facial & underarm sweating since I was a teenager. I had tried everything imaginable to reduce sweating. The littlest bit of exertion & I'd be dripping in sweat, no matter the temperature. I couldn't even do simple things like get dressed/ready in the morning or go to the grocery store without dripping in sweat. People would constantly ask me if I was ok, thinking I was sick. I'd then sweat more just from worrying/being embarrassed about the sweating. I asked my doctor to try this medication due to everyone's reviews on here. He started me with 2.5mg 2x a day for 2 weeks. I didn't see any change and thought the same as I always do- nothing will help me. My doctor then raised the dose to 5mg 2x a day and I noticed a change that next day- I had gotten out of the shower, dressed, and blow-dryed my hair without a drip of sweat! I finally have my life back! I only hope that this review will help someone get help sooner than I did!”

10 / 10
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TKgreen9 · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 12, 2021

“Hey guys I am 30 years old and I've had excessive sweating problems throughout all of high school and even before that. It led me to drinking because that's the only way I felt comfortable. Because of family genes and my life style I became an alcoholic. Now in recovery for two years and you know what I've been taking for two years..OXYBUTNIN I researched online, came across it and asked my doctor about it I was hesitant but after living my life not being comfortable with myself wasn't an option for me anymore anyway I took it and am taking it and it works like a miracle I"m telling you. I don't do these reviews thingies but if I knew about this back in high school maybe my life would've been a bit different, I don't know. But I'm happy and not excessively sweating so don't need to be anxious about that anymore so in life I say I'm winning right now :) try it you won't regret it I can almost promise you but every individual is different but do it. It changed my life for the better. Amen”

10 / 10
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Ellie · Taken for less than 1 month August 31, 2020

“I am a 53 years old w/profuse sweating of the head, neck and chest area. Started the oxybutynin medication 3 days ago 5 mg twice a day and I have stopped sweating completely. What an amazing drug only side effect is dry mouth so far. 3 days and I am dry. I am so happy I could cry. I have my life back.”

10 / 10
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Alexanderthegr88 May 14, 2020

“I suffered from nervous sweats, and also found out that when I worked out I would sweat way more than others, I know we have different sweat glands and levels of sweating but I would always be drenched and it seem a little to excessive. The nervous sweats would happen at what I would say times you would not like it to happen e.g. dinner parties, meeting new people. The annoying thing is that I'm not a nervous person in fact quite sociable it was like my body had a different reaction (sweating) to how I was actually feeling (confident, sociable, fine!) Since I've taken the medication its been a great success -no nervous sweats etc. even when I exercise my clothing isn't drenched, just what think it should look like in comparison to other people.I did have a very minor headache the first day I took the tablets but can't say it was due to the medication I've not experienced any other side effects but I hope this post is helpful to anyone that had been struggling.”

9 / 10
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T · Taken for less than 1 month May 1, 2020

“I also have been a terrible sweater, for years now my would sweat on my back, chest, face, even stomach. It was starting to effect my personal life as I was so hesitant just to hug people. I would always wear a fitted tank top to help from showing thru on my clothes. I always wore black just to hide it. I asked my PCP about this medication and as soon as I took it the next day 100% of a difference! Yes, the side affects are dry mouth and I notice my face seems to be on the drier side but I will take that ANY day over the sweating. I can’t wait until summer when I am out in the sun, that will be the real test, but so for I am so happy.”

9 / 10
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Mduke · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 6, 2020

“I was experiencing massive side effects of hyperhydrosis being on of 85 mg of methadone. I was prescribed 5mg oxybutynin 2 times a day and the 1st day all my symptoms of hyperhydrosis were completely gone. The only side effect I have experienced was dry mouth and now I'm about 40 days on it and its subsided quite a bit. It has been a wonder drug for me. Im very happy with it”

10 / 10
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alohasweaty · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 6, 2017

“I suffer from cranial-facial hyperhidrosis. It is really bad, to the point it can look like I have sweat soaked hair and face. It's the worst indoors when I am shopping, walking around, work meetings, etc. Seriously, the most embarrassing and socially debilitating issue I have every experienced. I have gone to the dermatologist for Botox injections in my scalp several times and it works a little bit, but nothing great. After doing research, I decided I needed to try an oral medication. I am glad I did, Oxybutynin works really well for me, I am so happy. I usually need 5mg 3x daily to get through the day. I get dry mouth pretty bad, but gum or lozenge gets me through that problem pretty well.”

8 / 10
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Toots · Taken for less than 1 month March 12, 2021

“Have had excessive sweating since puberty. Any change in outside temp on skin; exertion; stress ; etc. brings on large drop sweating thru out my hair, face and neck so bad that I look like I just came out of a shower w/ my clothes on except that the drops just keep on dropping. My Hyperhydrosis stems from: Thyroid Disease, Lupus, Type II Diabetes, hi-dose Prednisone, Fibromyalgia, Stenosis, severe Psyatica and extreme pain to name just a few of my ailments...But I live with these things - they're manageable. But the Sweating is horrendous. People kept asking me If I needed help cause I look like I'm having a heart attack. My Endo put me on Oxybutynin 5mg/2 day 3 wks ago and for the last 3 weeks I barely sweat. Now instead of sweating I'm crying tears of joy! Yes my side effects include dry mouth, skin, & eyes; dizziness; weakness; sleepiness; but all these are manageable. I can go out in public again! Get out amongst the living so to speak! Get Dry..Get Happy. Good Luck.”

9 / 10
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Tommy · Taken for less than 1 month June 11, 2020

“I've had hyperhidrosis for about 8 months. It's been gradually getting worse and worse. Btw, I'm 42 years old. The slightest heat like in a car or the slightest exertion even in the cold I am drenched in sweat on my chest, back head and groin. I started oxybutynin about 5 days ago. It seems to be working some what but definitely not a total fix. I am highly tolerant to medications. Possibly I need a little bit more than 5mg. Anyway hopefully it gradually gets better. Thanks for letting me share!”

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Jonathan E. · Taken for less than 1 month October 6, 2019

“At 35 I have suffered my whole life with palmer, plantar and axillary sweating. Causing social anxiety from teasing, depression and ultimately turned me into a shut in. I didn't date as a teen or even in my 20's because I couldn't hold hands. I recently begged my doctor to do the surgery and then he casually mentions this medication. At first I was furious that all of the doctors I have had over the years have known about my issue and no one ever offered a prescription option. After starting it and having pretty good success I am still torn between anger and just extreme burden relief. Maybe I can try to make friends now because everyone knows making friends as an adult is easy. I feel like people should talk about this more because apparently it's pretty common. And maybe stop this before all of the emotional damage.”

8 / 10
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Kay · Taken for less than 1 month September 19, 2019

“I’m a 19 year old female and I’ve had Hyperhidrosis since I can remember, it’s severely impacted my self esteem and quality of life. I’m not going to go on about how awful it was because if you have Hyperhidrosis you know exactly what I was feeling and the struggles I would go through just to complete day to day tasks. I’m writing this review because I swore if I ever found something that worked I’d spread the word, from reading other reviews on here it’s clear this medication doesn’t work for everyone but I’d just like to say it’s definitely worth a shot. I’ve only been on oxybutynin for a little over a week now and knock on wood but I haven't sweat in 4 days at all. I’m still in disbelief, I’m so thrilled I have my life back. Would 100% recommend. I do have dry mouth and eyes but oh wow what a small price to pay.”

10 / 10
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Truth August 27, 2019

“It all began in 6th grade. My feet, underarms and hands would sweat profusely. I had to put folded up paper or cloths under my palm when writing otherwise my paper was soaked. My armpits would sweat to my waist! Late teens the back of my legs and knees would sweat and soak through on chairs. In my mid 30's my crouch area would soak through my clothes. I couldn't wear sandles or my wet feet made me slip. I would have sweat stains through the sides of my shoes. I was always miserable!!!! I would sweat in cold weather and ice cold air conditioning. It had nothing to do with heat. I went on Oxybutinin in my late 40's, I am now 64. Oxybutinin saved my life!!!! I can wear what I want (no more black) and no longer feel the absolute complete misery as I did for decades. Yes, I get very dry mouth, but so what? Have water on hand, chew gum, buy dry mouth sprays. I am so happy I have Oxybutinin!”

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Tono · Taken for less than 1 month February 20, 2021

“I have been on oxybutynin for about a week now for hyperhydrosis. This medication has been the miracle I have been looking for. All of my sweating has stopped! The only side effect I am experiencing is a dry mouth which is a small price to pay for in exchange for stopping the sweating. This medication has changed my life! I would give a 10 pout of 10. Ask your doctor about it and good luck to everyone”

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AdamBoer October 29, 2020

“What a difference oxybutynin has made to my quality of life, I started developing symptoms of cranium (facial) hyperhydrosis (sweating) around 10 years ago in school, I would sit there in class and start to panic that I might suddenly burst out sweating. This continued for the next 10 years and made social situations really awkward and my anxiety grew with this. I would turn to alcohol as much as possible to try and remain calm, as I just knew the slightest trigger would set me off. This disease has had such a negative impact on my life and I took it upon myself 12 months ago to do everything I could to get some relief. I started with the Driclor and then even had botox, none of which worked. I finally found Oxybutynin for sweating through this forum and got prescribed it from the doc. What a difference to my life it has made and the sweating has almost completely stopped. Highly recommend this drug to anyone that suffers from this disease and the dry mouth subsides after a few weeks.”

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Pixie-McGee · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 7, 2020

“I've been on Methadone maintenance for 5 years. Shortly after starting quickly realized it was making me sweat profusely on my face and neck. The sweating would start if I exerted myself any amount or was in the smallest amount of heat. I read about methadone induced hyperhidrosis. And I tried the vitamins and other treatments. Nothing worked. ever. One day I came across a study that found Oxybutynin had a dramatic effect on some people's hyperhidrosis. So I said why not try it. I was absolutely shocked on the first day. I use the patches and a few hours after applying I was not sweating and I realized it while out in the heat of summer. I was so happy. I've been using them now for 2 years and I'll never stop. You can buy the patches at Walmart, RiteAid or on Amazon. The patches are Oxytrol. They stay on for 3 to 5 days.”

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Anonymous February 22, 2019

“I've suffered with focal sweating on head and face since the age of 14. Got considerably worse during the menopause. This medication has completely stopped it!!! ! I can't believe I didn't go to my gp before now. I used to think it was just me and it's just something you get used to. But don't suffer in silence. This drug really really works and has changed my life. Thank you science!”

10 / 10
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Em · Taken for 10 years or more September 2, 2020

“I was diagnosed with Hyperhidrosis about 20 years ago and tried everything they had available at the time to get it under control. Nothing worked well enough to off set the side effects I was having so I waited until I was 14 to have a Sympathectomy. That worked pretty well on my hands and feet but really only pushed the sweating to my stomach, back, and thighs. At the time oxybutynin was never used for sweat but I was willing to try anything my doctor suggested. It worked surprisingly well and I am still taking it 15 years later. I recommend it to everyone who will listen.”

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Rosey August 20, 2019

“I started taking oxybutynin 2 weeks ago after years of suffering from head and facial sweating. I asked my doctor if I could try it to see if it helped with my sweats. I am so glad that I did. What a difference it has made, sweats are totally gone. Yes, I do have a very dry mouth but it's a small price to pay. I know this medication does not work for everyone but thankfully it worked for me.”

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Angi · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 3, 2019

“I have hyperhidrosis and started oxybutynin. It has literally gave me back my life! I wasn’t even able to go to the grocery store I’m the middle of winter without my head and hair being drenched in sweat!! I only wore a light sweater over a tank top!! It’s summer now and I can go outside with my grandson and daughter without passing out from sweat. I’m so thankful I was put on this medication!!”

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Swettybear April 21, 2021

“Since starting Oxybutynin I want to cry most days - cry tears of joy - I place my normally constantly sweating hands on things it would normally come away leaving puddle to find nothing, I can dry my hair without needing to put my fan on or wipe my armpits, face or hands dry afterwards. It's the miracle I have been looking for ever since I began sweating at puberty, warm weather, cold weather, any kind of excursion anything absolutely anything would set it off (I am now a 32). I can finally wear t'shirts!!!! And tops that are not black, And jackets that are not black. Honestly almost crying typing this, totally over the moon. I started on 2.5mg twice a day but have just upped to 5mg twice daily, hopefully that will stop the sweating I still get on my back and feet, I am very confident the upping to 10mg a day will do the job. Incredible, all I want to do is shout about it from the rooftops :) :) :). I can sit in the cold - NOT sweating .. an absolute novelty. Amazing.”

9 / 10
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Angel · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 30, 2019

“I have had hyperhydrosis on my head for several years. It got so bad that I was embarrassed to sing in the choir because of the sweat dripping. My hair is short but the whole back of it would need to be sopped up with a Kleenex or several of them. At church I would cringe when I had to sop my hair during service. Oxybutynin cured the sweating and gave me my self esteem back. It is a miracle.”

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nevergiveup84 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 6, 2016

“I've suffered from Hyperhidrosis for several years. It started on my forehead and just spread. I had given up all hope. I went to two Dermatologist's and I was just told to take with me extra clothing to change or that I had to loose weight. I sweated no matter what. If it was snow outside, I was still sweating. If I just sat at home and enjoyed a movie I was sweat. There was no cure for this and I had given up. I got social anxiety and I avoided people and situations. Could only wear dark and black cloths. Suddenly I was hit by a miracle. Oxybutynin. I didn't belive the drug could help at all, but the Dermatologist said I should give it a try. My life has changed since then. I can finally live as a normal human being again.”

9 / 10
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Zama April 11, 2020

“I've had hyperhidrosis as long as I can remember. I've been on several diets hoping if I drop some weight I'll get better. It kept getting worse with age of which now I'm 44yrs of age. I have been sweating all over my body even if the weather was cold. After discovering this on the net I quickly went to see doc for prescription. It's been 4 days now and I'm completely dry, dry except side effect is dry throat n mouth ...lil”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month October 30, 2020

“I have been on oxybutynin for a couple weeks now and the results have changed my life!!! I no longer have any excessive sweating I can wear any color shirt I want!!! I wanted to share how amazing this medication has worked for me because I struggled with hyperhidrosis for 24 years and now I've found something that actually works... I do get a bit of dry mouth but it's worth it not to be constantly sweating!!!”

10 / 10
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