What Drugs Cause Excessive Sweating?

There are several drugs that can cause excessive sweating. Amitriptyline (Elavil) is very dangerous to use while pregnant, especially in the first trimester, because it may increase blood pressure and heart rate. Pregnant women who take high doses of amitriptyline should be monitored for these side effects. Other drugs that can cause excessive sweating include: * guanethidine (Ismelin);

* phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), perphenazine or prochlorperazine;

* some antihistamines such as cyproheptadine (Periactin), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), promethazone, terfenadine and triprolidine; * corticosteroids such as prednisolone or hydrocortisone; * diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide and thiethylperazine sulfate. A rare but serious problem with some diuretics is a “fluid retention” syndrome which causes swollen feet, ankles and hands from having too much sodium in the body.. These drugs have been known to cause severe swelling of arteries around the eyes where there are many nerves close by called “Trochlear Nerves”. In this case they would also be extremely painful on moving your head up or down when you sleep at night so try not to do any sleeping sitting upright if you have high blood

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