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Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 839-3638

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Anti-depressants and Excessive Sweating

By: Dr. Hratch L. Karamanoukian and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

December 20, 2006

Unwanted sweating is a common side effect of treatment with anti-depressants, especially those that modulate serotonin levels in the brain. Prozac, Paxil and Celexa are commonly prescribed members of this group of drugs, known as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI).

Clinical trials have demonstrated that sweating occurs in 7% to 19% of depressed patients on these medications.

Botox injections for hyperhidrosis can relieve these symptoms.

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For more information about hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) , as well as surgical and non-surgical hyperhidrosis treatment options, contact Dr. Karamanoukian at The Center for Excessive Sweating, a National Center of Excellence for Hyperhidrosis Treatment by email or by phone at (716) 839-3638.



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