What Medications Cause Excessive Sweating?

There are a few medications that cause excessive sweating. These include:

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) Medications used to treat depression and anxiety, such as Elavil (amitriptyline), Tofranil (imipramine), Prozac (fluoxetine) or Paxil (paroxetine). SSRI’s Antidepressants including Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox and Effexor. Beta-blockers Used to treat high blood pressure or heart rhythm disorders, such as Inderal (propranolol); also used for chest pain caused by angina pectoris. Beta-blockers can also lower the body’s production of certain chemicals associated with stress response. Cimetidine A histamine blocker found in many over-the-counter antidiarrheals; may be prescribed for gastritis or duodenal ulcers; however it is rarely effective on its own. Clonidine A medication typically given to patients who have had their adrenal glands removed because it decreases production of adrenaline during stressful situations like an asthma attack; not available without a prescription unless obtained through a compounding pharmacy which will set up special orders for you; generally used only once daily at bedtime Pergolide An antipsychotic drug that stimulates dopamine receptors in the brain causing hallucinations and delusions Clonazepam This sedative benzodiazapine has been linked

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