A new drug was approved by the FDA as the first against excessive sweating of the armpits. How effective is it and what are the possible side effects? ( Nicola Giordano | Pixabay )
The FDA has just approved the first drug specifically targeted at the problem of excessive sweating. Qbrexza could help to reduce the negative impact of primary axillary hyperhidrosis in the lives of affected individuals.
FDA Approved Sweating Medication
On June 29, the FDA announced the approval of the first anti-sweating medication, Qbrexza. The drug is in a cloth that should be wiped over the skin once a day to prevent activation of the sweat glands.
According to a statement by the manufacturer of the drug, Dermira, the approval was based on the results of two clinical trials in which the drug was assessed in terms of its efficacy and safety in patients with primary axillary hyperhidrosis. In one study, as many as 53 percent of patients reported that the drug was able to reduce sweat production by half.
"From the beginning, our goal was to develop an approach that went beyond excessive sweating focused on treating the condition in a clinically meaningful way," said Tom Wiggans, Dermira's chairman and CEO.
Some potential side effects of Qbrexza include dry mouth, sore throat, headache, dry nose, dry skin, dry eye, urinary retention and constipation. The drug can also cause a blurred vision and pupil dilation when it comes in contact with the eyes.
So far there is not a word about how much the drug will be, but it is expected to be prescription in October 201
Excessive underarm perspiration
Approximately 15 million Americans are affected by primary axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive axillary sweat. Both men and women suffer from this sweat-related illness, which leads to a sweating that exceeds the needs of regulating body temperature. This affects many aspects of a person's life, and studies have even shown that the disorder can often interfere with normal daily activities and even cause occupational, emotional, social, mental and physical impairments.
So far, the exact cause of The condition is unclear, but the usual remedies that dermatologists recommend may use prescription antiperspirants, Botox injections, procedures that use microwave or laser technology, or even surgeries where the sweat glands are removed While this is not often recommended In many cases, prescriptive antiperspirants are recommended as the first line of defense against excessive sweating, but some may require further treatment in cases where the individual is or will be confronted with stress or other anxiety-causing situations.
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