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aluminum chloride hexahydrate (topical) (cont.)


What happens if I miss a dose (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

Since aluminum chloride hexahydrate is used as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are using the medication regularly and you miss a dose, wait until the following night and use the medicine at bedtime. Aluminum chloride hexahydrate may not be as effective if you use it during the day while you are awake.

What happens if I overdose (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of aluminum chloride hexahydrate applied to the skin is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.

What should I avoid while using aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

This medicine is for use only on your skin. Avoid getting it in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical on irritated or broken skin. Do not use the medicine on skin that has recently been shaved. Also avoid using this medication on open wounds.

Do not apply any other deodorants or antiperspirants while you are using aluminum chloride hexahydrate.

This medication can stain certain types of fabric or metals that it comes in contact with. Avoid getting the medicine on surfaces you do not want to stain.

What other drugs will affect aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

There may be other drugs that can affect aluminum chloride hexahydrate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has more information about aluminum chloride hexahydrate written for health professionals that you may read.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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