A systemic medication that prevents the stimulation of the sweat glands is sometimes prescribed:

  • When topical treatments have been unsuccessful for treating localised sweating on the hands or feet i.e. antiperspirants, iontophoresis and Botox
  • To treat gustatory, chest, back, groin or head sweating
  • To help compensatory sweating following ETS surgery

The types of prescription-only drugs used include anti-cholinergics and antimuscarinics, beta-blockers, antihypertensives and anxiolytics.