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Aluminum chloride (On the skin)

Aluminum Chloride (a-LOO-mi-num KLOR-ide)

Reduces excessive sweating. This is an antiperspirant.

Brand Name(s):

Certain Dri, Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to aluminum chloride.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid

  • Take your medicine as directed.
  • Use this medicine only on your skin. Rinse it off right away if it gets on a cut or scrape. Do not get the medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Apply the medicine at bedtime, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. This medicine will not wash off when you bathe or shower.
  • Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist or doctor how to dispose of the medicine container and any leftover or expired medicine.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not put cosmetics or skin care products on the treated skin.
  • You may use a daily deodorant along with aluminum chloride.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Do not use this medicine to treat a skin problem your doctor has not examined.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 11/4/2014


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