Aluminum Chloride topical solution
What is this medication?
Aluminum Chloride (a LOO mi num klor ide) is used to control excessive sweating.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC
What should I tell my care team before I take this medication?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
•an unusual or allergic reaction to aluminum chloride, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
•pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medication?
This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure the skin is dry before use. Apply to the affected area as directed by your doctor or health care professional, usually at bedtime. Avoid contact with broken, irritated or recently shaved skin. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medication?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
You may notice a decrease in sweating after two treatments. Call your doctor or health care professional if your condition does not start to get better or if it gets worse.
To help increase the effect of this medicine, your doctor or health care professional may tell you to cover the treated area with saran wrap held in place by a snug fitting t-shirt, mitten or sock. Do not use tape to hold the saran wrap in place.
This medicine may discolor fabrics and may be harmful to certain metals. Avoid contact with clothing and jewelry.
Do not use this medicine near open flame.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medication?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
•allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
•excessive irritation or sensitivity
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Where should I keep my medication?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees C). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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