Sep23rd

Robinul For Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

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robinul hyperhidrosisHyperhidrosis (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?

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12 Responses to “Robinul For Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)”

  1. Sara J Says:

    Actually this is pretty exciting because I haven’t heard of this medication. I am like you and feel like I sweat too much, but I haven’t talked to a doctor about it. Maybe I will. Drysol and Secret Clinical just don’t work that well.

  2. gio Says:

    Thanks for this post. My mum sweats a lot, even in winter when everyone else is freezing, but I didn’t know you could take medications for it. I’ll tell her to talk to her doctor about it.

  3. Stacy Says:

    Glycopyrrolate 2mg tablets take 2-3 on an empty stomach. will make your mouth dry!!!

  4. Gabriel Phillips Says:

    This sounds promising, but like botox it’s something you have to keep doing. I’ve been looking into miradry since it’s basically zaps some of your sweat glands so they don’t work anymore.

  5. Mark Says:

    THANK YOU, Very much for recommending Robinul, I really think its going to work from reading the reviews. But thanx to you and this website I found it!!

  6. Rosie Says:

    I’ve suffered from severe axillary hyperhidrosis for years. Finally after graduating high school, I decided to talk to my dermatologist about my issue. She prescribed or me 20% Aluminum Chloride which worked wonders when used as directed. But I did find that this strength was a bit to strong for me (burning and irritation of skin). So I decided to search for a lower strength product. After months of searching, I finally found a product called Certain Dry, which has the same active ingredient as the (aluminum chloride) but in 5%. This version is not as harsh to my skin, but I have to use more frequently. This is way cheaper than the ways listed above. And if this doesn’t work, at least a bunch of money wasn’t wasted

  7. Jeni - Savvy Skin Says:

    Rosie,
    I’m glad Certain Dri worked for you. I’ve used it before, and it just doesn’t work that well for me. I know I’m only on the low-end of having hyperhidrosis, I so am confused why I have no luck with antiperspirants that work for a lot of people!

    I agree that people should try Certain Dri and prescription-strength antiperspirants before they try something like Robinul, but for some people, they need something more than just a topical treatment.

  8. Heather Says:

    I’ve been taking Robinul Forte for 10+ years. I have severe generalized hyperhidrosis and my whole body used to sweat. I sat down one day and did research online and then talked with my doctor and have been sweat free since. I have to take 5 pills (all at once) in the morning on an empty stomach. I have found that I have to wait a couple hours before eating anything for the pills to last all day. It does cause dry mouth, but I found that chewing gum and drinking plenty of liquids will keep it at a minimum and it helps with urination (had trouble going when I first starting taking the medication). To me, these are minor compared to what I used to go through. I am actually more outgoing than I have ever been because I don’t have to worry about shaking hands, wearing certain clothing or leaving a seat wet from sitting.

  9. Heather Says:

    I also wanted to add that Robinul is not a cure for hyperhidrosis, it only controls the symptom (sweating). I’ll have to take it for life, but it’s well worth it. My health insurance covers it and I only have a copay of $5.00 per month for the generic version. That’s not bad for 150 pills p/mo!

  10. Kris Says:

    I have excessive sweating on my face, neck, and head. I take several prescription medications, and have gained quite a lot of weight, due to chronic pain. So, I’ve assumed the heavy perspiration is related to those issues. This excessive sweat is very embarrassing when I’m out in public, or invite people to my home. It is almost impossible to apply skincare products and makeup – everything just slides right off, or is wiped off, along with the excess sweat. Does anyone know if the solutions discussed here will help in this situation? Or, are there other options for this problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  11. Karena Says:

    I, like many others, have suffered with this condition for YEARS! I sweat all over! It started as only predominantly axillary issue… Certain dri and drysol kept that under control when used as directed. Mine has progressively gotten worse (but no more axillary problem) and is head, face, back, groin, feet, breasts! I can’t bathe in drysol and am so excited to see there may be an alternative! I’ve been to dermatologist and endocrinologist and everything is normal I just sweat profusely at random times for no known reason and it’s interfering with my life! I’ve been tOld by those doctors that there’s nothing else besides the drysol. I plan to make an appointment soon equipped with all web page information I’ve found on this drug and request it… Or practically demand it because I’m so tres of living with this! Thank you for sharing te info!

  12. Christy Says:

    I have severe hyperhidrosis, which means I sweat profusely anywhere it’s possible to sweat. I’ve had this all my life and I’ve tried everything except surgery. I’ve tried all the topical treatements such as drysol and certain dry for my arm pits, hands, and feet and I’ve also tried the machine that sends mild electric currents to your hands and feet and nothing really worked long term. I’ve been using robinol for a year and it works great! I take 3-4 1mg tablets per day and I have little or no problems with sweat. This is has been a life changing drug for me. I does cause dry mouth and the amount you take may depend on how much you sweat. During the colder months I’ve come to find that I can skip a day or two but during the summer not an option. I hope this helps!

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