Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) totally sucks, if you happen to be afflicted with this ailment. Robinul for hyperhidrosis is a medication I just learned about – one that really works to control excessive sweating! I have this slight obsession with finding the perfect deodorant and antiperspirant that actually works, and if I had the money, getting Botox for excessive sweating was actually on my list of things to get if/when I strike it rich. This may not be an exciting topic for everyone, but if you suffer from excessive sweating, read on for a possible cure…
• Robinul for Hyperhidrosis
About 10% of people suffer from hyperhidrosis, so it’s pretty common, and I am convinced I have a mild case of it, even though I haven’t been officially diagnosed. I sweat when I’m cold, or when I’m anxious, and my entire wardrobe is planned around clothes that are sweat-friendly. The only time I don’t feel like there’s something wrong with me is when I’m exercising, or it’s 110 degrees out, and everyone around me is sweating too. I haven’t taken a poll, so I don’t know how normal or abnormal I am – if you look at celebs on the red carpet, tons of them have sweat stains, so maybe no antiperspirant or deodorant is 100% effective.
A friend of mine is also plagued by sweating issues and her doctor just gave her a prescription for something called Robinul (Glycopyrrolate is the generic name). It’s also called Robinul Forte. I was intrigued because I had no idea there was an oral medication that could control sweating – did you?? I had thought Botox or surgery was the only solution if topical antiperspirants didn’t work. My friend has been taking Robinul for a few weeks and has had good results so far. She says it works for her when she takes it on an empty stomach, and the only side effect she has is a dry mouth. She’s happy with the results and will continue taking it.
Robinul is a prescription medication, so obviously speak with your doctor to find out whether or not it’s right for you. Your Dermatologist or General Practitioner should be able to prescribe it, or offer an alternative. Robinul is a medication that is used to control ulcers and reduce stomach acid, but it turns out it also reduces sweating, as well as other bodily secretions. A lot of people already have low stomach acid and don’t even know it, so I would hope your doctor would also discuss this issue with you. There are varying doses of the medication, and your doctor may have you take it one to three times per day. I don’t know the actual price of Robinul, but it looks like the generic runs almost $1 per pill, although that’s the price without health insurance, so you would have to check with your pharmacy for actual pricing.
• Robinul for Sweating Reviews
Some of the online reviews of Robinul are pretty amazing. People say the drug: ”is life-changing,” “is a miracle drug,” “makes me feel normal,” “means I no longer have to wear black every day,” “is a god-send,” “is the best thing that’s ever happened to me!” Wow! I have seen TV shows about people that have severe sweating, and about how it can ruin your life, so it’s great that there is a possible solution that is cheaper than Botox and less invasive than surgery. Why did I not know about this treatment before? Some of the reviews of Robinul aren’t quite as glowing (mainly due to the side effects), and not everyone finds complete relief from excessive sweating with it. The most common side effect reported is dry mouth.
I am really tempted to try Robinul for my excessive sweating, but I probably won’t right now because I’m already on a few medications, and I take allergy pills every day, which dry me out too much. I’ve also been dealing with dry eyes from living in the desert, and as a side effect from medications. I guess it’s ironic that I have dry skin and dry eyes, yet I’m too sweaty at the same time! If I had more than a mild case of hyperhidrosis, I would jump at the chance to get relief from sweating since I personally haven’t had success with “clinical strength” antiperspirants, and Botox is totally not in my budget (and if it was, it would fix my wrinkles first). But given the success I’ve read about, Robinul looks extremely promising as a solution for sweating. This is awesome news!
• Robinul Side Effects
No medication comes without side effects, and unfortunately Robinul does have many potential side effects. The most common ones include dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, dry eyes, headache, and nausea. Severe side effects include hives, an allergic reaction, an irregular heartbeat, and eye pain. You should use alcohol cautiously while on Robinul, and pregnant women shouldn’t take the drug.
Many people shouldn’t take Robinul for hyperhidrosis – those include people with: glaucoma, kidney disease, a urinary tract blockage, colitis, and myasthenia gravis. Also tell your doctor if you have: thyroid disease, liver disease, high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat, asthma, allergies, reflux disease, or an enlarged prostate. You can read more about Robinul side effects at drugs.com, and I haven’t listed every possible side effect – again your doctor should go over all of this with you.
• Robinul for Sweating – the Bottom Line
Since I haven’t taken Robinul myself I can’t vouch for it personally, but it actually looks like a really promising treatment to control or stop excessive sweating. The medication doesn’t come without risks and side effects, but maybe there is now a simple cure for hyperhidrosis! If you suffer from excessive sweating, do you have any tips for how to cure it, or have you tried Robinul or Glycopyrrolate?