Aluminum chloride topical

Name: Aluminum chloride topical

Dosing & Uses

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical solution

  • 35mL (6.25% in 96% ethanol)
  • 35mL (20% in 93% ethanol)
  • 37.5mL (20% in 93% ethanol)
  • 60mL (6.25% in 96% ethanol)
  • 60mL (20% in 93% ethanol)

Hyperhidrosis

Indicated for severe, recalcitrant hyperhidrosis

Apply to affected area qHS; once excessive sweating decreases (typically after 2 or more treatments), decrease application to 1-2 times/week

May cover treated area with plastic wrap held in place by tight fitting t-shirt, mitten, or sock; do not hold in place with tape

Administration

Apply to completely dry skin to avoid irritation

Do not apply to broken, irritated, or recently shaved skin

20% suitable for axillae, palms, and soles

Dosage Forms & Strengths

topical solution

  • 35mL (6.25% in 96% ethanol)
  • 35mL (20% in 93% ethanol)
  • 37.5mL (20% in 93% ethanol)
  • 60mL (6.25% in 96% ethanol)
  • 60mL (20% in 93% ethanol)

Recalcitrant Hyperhidrosis

Infants and children: Safety & efficacy not established

Adolescents: Apply to affected area qDay at bedtime; once excessive sweating decreases (typically after 2 or more treatments), decrease application to 1-2 times/week

May cover treated area with plastic wrap held in place by tight fitting t-shirt, mitten, or sock; do not hold in place with tape

Administration

Apply to completely dry skin to avoid irritation

Do not apply to broken, irritated, or recently shaved skin

20% suitable for axillae, palms, and soles

Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Irritation

Itching

Tingling

Uses

This medication is used to help control excessive sweating.

How to use Aluminum Chloride Solution, Non-

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.

Side Effects

Tingling, mild itching, or irritation may occur when the medication is first applied. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precautions

Before using aluminum chloride, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

This medication may stain clothing or certain fabrics or harm metals. Use this medication cautiously to avoid contact with clothes, bed linens, other fabrics, or metals. Let this medication dry completely before putting clothing over the treated area.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Overdose

This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from heat. Do not use near an open flame. Keep container tightly closed. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.Information last revised July 2016. Copyright(c) 2016 First Databank, Inc.

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