Robinul is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat stomach ulcers. Robinul 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. Robinul may be used on an as-needed basis to temporarily stop sweating during special events. Robinul is also known by its drug name, Glycopyrrolate.
Robinul is an anticholinergic. Robinul is believed to work by blocking chemical messengers that trigger the sweat glands to produce sweat.
How do I take it?
Take Robinul as prescribed by your doctor.
Robinul comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Robinul lists common side effects including headaches, dry mouth, changes in the sense of taste, drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, nervousness, vision changes, tachycardia (fast heartbeat), heart palpitations, nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloating, urine retention, and impotence.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Robinul include intestinal obstruction and increased risk for heat prostration (fever and heatstroke).
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:
Robinul – RxList
Medications – International Hyperhidrosis Society
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