Benzodiazepines are prescription medications used to treat anxiety and other issues. Benzodiazepines work by suppressing the activity of nerves in the brain. Benzodiazepines may be prescribed in cases of hyperhidrosis when social anxiety disorder or another type of anxiety disorder contributes to sweating.
Xanax (Alprazolam), Valium (Diazepam), and Ativan (Lorazepam) are all examples of benzodiazepines.
How do I take it?
Benzodiazepines are usually taken orally. In cases of hyperhidrosis, benzodiazepine usage is generally temporary and limited due to the high risk of addiction.
Some types of benzodiazepines can cause more or worse side effects than others. Side effects often increase at higher dosages. Common side effects of benzodiazepines in general include dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, unsteadiness, and disorientation.
More rarely, benzodiazepines can cause headache, depression, irritability, sleep disturbance, confusion, and aggression.
Addiction is a common and serious side effect of benzodiazepines. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can also cause many serious symptoms.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Medications – International Hyperhidrosis Society
Benzodiazepine Drug Information – RxList
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