What is Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Driclor Drysol Hypercare

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Aluminum chloride hexahydrate is a topical skin product used as an astringent in the management of hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
1
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 2
Burning sensation in skin 1
Itching 1
Pain in armpit 1
Rash or skin problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Dosage Patients
20 % every other day 1
20% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Duration

Currently taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Jan 31, 2016 (Started Nov 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary hyperhidrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 g Weekly

Feb 6, 2013 (Started Nov 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary hyperhidrosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching, itching, burning sensation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: Don't shave the day you apply it, if it is for you under arms. Drysol MUST dry 100% when applied before you put on a T-shirt. Apply at night for best results - FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION INSIDE BOX CLOSELY.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Dec 11, 2012 (Started Nov 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary hyperhidrosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching, itching, burning sensation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: Do not shave before you apply this medicine. It will cause intense burning.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2012 (Started Nov 14, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary hyperhidrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: Boosts you confidence that you will not sweat through clothing or at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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