I started suffering from generalized idiopathic hyperhidrosis about 2 years ago.  It tends to be situational and not continuous but since my job involves meeting with enterprise executives who are customers of the very large company I work for, it was a problem for me.  Nothing like a combination of a suit jacket, a warm conference room and lunch to cause profuse and embarrassing sweating!

I have been researching what to do about it for quite a while and came to the conclusion that an anticholinergic was most likely to work.  I discovered, much to my delight, that at least here in the USA Oxytrol was available over the counter.  Oxytrol is an Oxybutynin patch.  It delivers a steady dose of Oxybutynin (anticholinergic) over a period of 4 days.  I tried this for the first time this last Thursday, when I was attending an important meeting.  It worked very well!

Oxytrol is actually designed for women with OAB (Over Active Bladder).  The FDA is actually trying to discourage men from using it because it could mask prostate issues, but they considered the risk so small that they elected to make it over the counter regardless.

At any rate I thought you or your members might be very interested.  I do not have any connection to the company that manufactures Oxytrol nor to anything related.


– Michael