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  • A big win for SweatlessHands.com and Hyperhidrosis Sufferers!

    On Friday Feb 21, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a hearing to determine the future of Iontophoresis and it's medical classification. This meeting could have been really bad for us, or really good. We are pleased to announce that it could not have been better. The FDA recognized (officially) the effectiveness and safety profile of Iontophoresis for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis. In a direct quote from the report, they state "Three devices have been cleared for the treatment of hyperhidrosis by tap water iontophoresis (TWI). FDA conducted a literature review to assess the safety and effectiveness of TWI for hyperhidrosis by analyzing the existing clinical literature from January 1, 1979 to January 5, 2014. While this did exclude some pre-1979 references, FDA believed a search covering 30+ years would capture the research conducted since the Panel last reviewed the literature on December 12, 1979. In addition, FDA conducted the literature review only for the cleared indications for use: treatment of hyperhidrosis using tap water iontophoresis. While applications of other drugs by iontophoresis (such as anti-cholinergic agents) for hyperhidrosis are present in the publications database, they are outside the scope of this review.
    The primary goal of the literature review was to determine what evidence is available on the effectiveness of TWI for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. A secondary goal was to evaluate the reported adverse events associated with the use of TWI for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (in addition to the information on the safety of iontophoresis devices in general provided in Section 3.2)."

    They go on to say... "All 8 studies reported that tap water iontophoresis effectively reduced sweating in the majority of subjects treated with TWI. A number of the studies had limitations, such as being non-blinded, uncontrolled, using subjective and qualitative measurement methods, or eliminating non-responders from their analysis. Additionally, a range of currents, durations, and treatment regimens were used, including wide variation within many studies. However, some studies did use objective, quantitative measurements of sweat intensity and/or conducted blinded trials that support the effectiveness of TWI for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. Additionally, when all of the studies are taken cumulatively, FDA concludes that there is sufficient information to support the effectiveness of TWI (Tap Water Iontophoresis)."

    If you are interested, you can read the full 73 page article here (see the Executive Summary):

    http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/MedicalDevices/MedicalDevicesAdvisoryCommittee/OrthopaedicandRehabilitationDevicesPanel/ucm386335.htm

    This is great news for us, as it appears that the FDA will be reclassifying our device into a "Class II Medical Device" as they have recognized that the safety is demonstrated, and the side effect profile is limited.

    Hooray for SweatlessHands!

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  • Hyperhidrosis "no big deal." To whom?

    When I tell people what it is that I do for a living (take care of sales and marketing for SweatLessHands/R.A. Fischer) and I tell them what our device does (treats people with sweaty hands and feet), I get some pretty funny looks sometimes.  Most of the people look at me like "People who have that would really want to spend money fixing it.  Isn't it "no big deal" if your hands are a little wet?  Clearly, THEY DON'T GET IT.

    You don't get it, unless you have it, and then you REALLY GET IT.  It just doesn't seem to be something that people can easily relate to.  They don't understand the thoughts that go through your head every time you are in a situation where you might have to shake someones hand.  They can't put themselves in your shoes when a meeting is about to wrap up, and your hands are under the conference room table, and you are rubbing them on your pant legs, knowing that if someone doesn't get a "wet" handshake, it is still going to be cold and clammy, as no amount of pant rubbing will make that go away.

    I developed Hyperhidrosis late in life, and it was as a result of a medication that I take.  The unfortunate part of this story is that I really need the medication, therefore, Hyperhidrosis is part of my life.  The fortunate part of this story, is that I have a device that keeps it completely under control, which I'm very thankful for.

    It feels especially good to work for a company whose product you believe in from first hand experience.  I'm happy to share my experience at anytime with anyone... simply email me at zschuler@sweatlesshands.com

    Thanks for your support-

    Zack Schuler

  • Welcome to Sweatless Hands!

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to sweatlesshands.com by the R.A. Fischer Company.  Our mission is to successfully treat those suffering from the condition of Hyperhidrosis.  Hyperhidrosis is a condition whereby people sweat excessively, without physical activity.  It is a devastating condition for some, as many will keep themselves out of social situations so that they don’t have to shake hands or touch others.  Our line of Iontophoresis devices treat this condition, and keep it completely under control.  I am so excited to be a part of this company, and I look forward to helping a lot of people!  Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions.  I can be reached at zschuler@sweatlesshands.com

     

    Thanks for stopping by!

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