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Medications for Hyperhidrosis

Drugs associated with Hyperhidrosis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Hyperhidrosis: Excessive perspiration. Also called hyperidrosis, polyhidrosis and polyidrosis.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Hypercare Rx C N 206 reviews
8.0

Generic name: aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Drysol Rx C N 176 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: side effects

 
oxybutynin Off Label Rx/OTC B N X 31 reviews
8.0

Generic name: oxybutynin systemic

Drug class: urinary antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
clonidine Off Label Rx C N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Brand name:  Catapres

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Hytrin Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: terazosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
terazosin Off Label Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: terazosin systemic

Brand name:  Hytrin

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Catapres Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: clonidine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Certain Dri Rx C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: side effects

 
gabapentin Off Label Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: gabapentin systemic

Drug class: gamma-aminobutyric acid analogs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
aluminum chloride hexahydrate Rx C N 400 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Brand names:  Hypercare, Drysol, Certain Dri, Xerac AC

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Xerac AC Rx C N 9 reviews
9.0

Generic name: aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Drug class: miscellaneous topical agents

For consumers: side effects

 
benztropine Off Label Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: benztropine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
amitriptyline Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: amitriptyline systemic

Drug class: tricyclic antidepressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Botox Rx C N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: onabotulinumtoxinA systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Myobloc Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: botulinum toxin type b systemic

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
onabotulinumtoxinA Rx C N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: onabotulinumtoxinA systemic

Brand name:  Botox

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
botulinum toxin type b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: botulinum toxin type b systemic

Brand name:  Myobloc

Drug class: skeletal muscle relaxants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Excessive Perspiration; Sweating

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