Propantheline is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat stomach ulcers. Propantheline may be prescribed off-label to treat certain types of excessive sweating including generalized hyperhidrosis and cranio-facial hyperhidrosis in people who have not found relief from other treatments. Propantheline may be used on an as-needed basis to temporarily stop sweating during special events.
Propantheline is an anticholinergic. Propantheline is believed to work by blocking chemical messengers that trigger the sweat glands to produce sweat.
How do I take it?
Take Propantheline as prescribed by your doctor.
Propantheline comes in tablet form.
FDA-approved labels for Propantheline lists common side effects including headaches, dry mouth, changes to the sense of taste, increased sensitivity of eyes to light, nervousness, dizziness, insomnia, confusion, vision changes, bloating, vomiting, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Propantheline include heart palpitations and trouble urinating.
Recent studies indicate that people 65 or older using anticholinergic drugs long-term may be at increased risk for developing dementia or brain atrophy.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Propantheline – MedlinePlus
Medications – International Hyperhidrosis Society
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