aluminum chloride solution - topical, Drysol, Xerac AC
GENERIC NAME: ALUMINUM CHLORIDE SOLUTION - TOPICAL (a-LOO-mi-num KLOR-ide)
BRAND NAME(S): Drysol, Xerac AC
USES: This medication is used to help control excessive sweating.
HOW TO USE: Use this medication on the skin only. The affected area should be dry before the medication is applied. If needed, dry the affected area with a hair dryer on the warm setting for a few minutes. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Do not get the medication in your eyes or apply it to broken, irritated, or recently shaved skin. If you do get the medication on those areas, flush with plenty of water.Apply a thin layer of this medication to the affected area, usually once daily at bedtime for 2 to 3 days until the sweating is controlled, then once or twice a week thereafter or as directed by your doctor. After applying the medication, let it dry. If applying on the hands or feet, wrap the area with plastic wrap and cover with a mitten or sock. If applying on the underarms, wear a shirt. If applying on the scalp, wear a plastic shower cap. Leave this medication on for 6 to 8 hours. In the morning, wash the area with soap (or shampoo if treating the scalp) and water, and then towel dry. Do not use other antiperspirants or deodorants while using this medication.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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