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Question: psoriasis or drug side effects?

 fifipomp - Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:17 pm

i am on ditropan for hyperhydrosis for the last year and a half, which has been brilliant. i have recently developed psoriasis on my hands (PPP), could there be a link?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:11 pm

User avatar Hello,Ditropan is an anticholinergic agent.A study of literature failed to show any connection to psoriasis.There is a variat of psoriasis called guttate psoriasis has been studied for the cholininergic system and shows beneficial effect of anticholinergics like atropine by acting on cells known as mast cells.Your condition may be incidental and may not be related to hyperhidrosis or the drug.But I guess you could report it to the food and drug administation agencies.Best wishes.

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