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DRICLOR SOLUTION

Active substance(s): ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE / ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE / ALUMINIUM CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

aluminium chloride hexahydrate, 20%
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Driclor carefully to
get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• If you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Driclor is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Driclor
3. How to use Driclor
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Driclor
6. Further information
1. What Driclor is and what it is used for
Driclor Solution (called Driclor in this leaflet)
contains a medicine called aluminium chloride.
This works as a strong anti-perspirant.

3. How to use Driclor
If this medicine is from your pharmacist or doctor,
follow their instructions. Otherwise, follow the
instructions below. If you do not understand the
instructions or are not sure, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
How to assemble Driclor Solution
Place the bottle on a
1.
flat surface.
Unscrew the cap
carefully.
Throw the cap away.
2.

Put the roller ball into
the neck of the
bottle. Gently push
down.

3.

Screw on the larger
cap firmly. This will
secure the roller ball.

Driclor is used to treat very heavy sweating
(perspiration) of the armpits, hands and the feet.
Everyone sweats (perspires) to some extent,
especially when it is hot, but some people sweat
and become wet and sticky even under normal
conditions. Embarrassment, stress and tension
can make this problem worse.
2. Before you use Driclor
Do not use Driclor if:
• you are allergic to aluminium chloride or any
of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
Try not to get Driclor on breasts whilst breast-feeding,
and take special care to wash-off any traces
before you begin feeding.

How much Driclor to use
• Ensure the area to be treated is completely dry
before use to avoid skin burning and irritation.
• When you first start using Driclor, you should
use it once a day, last thing at night just
before you go to bed. This is because your
sweat glands are least active at this time. This
should stop you sweating during the day.
• When sweating has stopped during the day,
you may be able to cut down to using Driclor
twice a week or less.
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How to apply Driclor
1. Make sure that your skin is completely dry.
2. Apply Driclor only to the affected areas of your
armpits, hands or feet by using the roll on
applicator (like you would use a normal roll on
anti-perspirant).
3. Only use Driclor on your skin. Avoid getting
Driclor in your eyes, lips or mouth.
4. Wash the Driclor off in the morning and do not
re-apply.
5. You can continue using your normal deodorant
as usual. Driclor is not a deodorant and does
not contain any perfume.
What else you need to know when applying
Driclor
- Avoid contact with eyes, nostrils or mouth. In
case of accidental contact with the eyes or
other sensitive areas, rinse well with water.
- Driclor should not be used on areas treated
with hair removal products (within 12 hours
before or after application), or used on skin
that has been shaved (within 12 hours) or on
skin which is broken or irritated.
- Driclor can stain clothes so let it dry before
you put on any clothes, and avoid contact with
jewellery and metal surfaces to avoid staining.
If you forget to use Driclor
• Do not use a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.
• Apply the next dose as usual.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Driclor
• Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not use Driclor after the expiry date which
is printed on the bottle and carton after Exp.
• Store upright in a cool place below 25°C.
• Inflammable. Keep away from naked flame.
6. Further information
What Driclor contains:
• The active ingredient is aluminium chloride
hexahydrate (20% w/w or 185mg/ml).
• The other ingredients are ethyl alcohol and
purifed water.
What Driclor looks like
Driclor is a clear liquid and comes in a 75ml bottle.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Stiefel, 980 Great West Road, Brentford,
Middlesex, TW8 9GS, U.K.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Driclor can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. The following
may happen with this medicine:
- application site stinging, irritation, itching,
swelling, burning sensation, pain, rash and
redness of the skin.
You can reduce the chances of stinging and
irritation by making sure that:
- you dry your skin carefully before you apply
Driclor
- you do not put Driclor on any irritated or
sensitive areas of your skin (such as cuts or
grazes)
- if you shave under your arms, try to do so in
the morning or at different times to applying
Driclor.

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If this troubles you, stop using Driclor for a while
to see if this helps.

Date of preparation
January 2016

Manufacturer:
Stiefel Laboratories (Ireland) Ltd.
Finisklin Business Park
Sligo, Ireland
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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