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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excessive sweating 5 5
Primary hyperhidrosis 3 8
Panic attacks 2 7
Hyperhidrosis disorder 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 3
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 2
Burn 1
Itching 1
Pain in armpit 1
Skin pain 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
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Duration

Currently taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
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 2

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 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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