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Brand Names: Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC

Generic Name: aluminum chloride hexahydrate (topical) (Pronunciation: al LOO min um KLOR ide hex a HYD rayt TOP ik al)

What is aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate is used to treat excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis.

Aluminum chloride hexahydrate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any stinging, burning, redness, or swelling of treated skin areas.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as tingling or itching of the treated skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about aluminum chloride hexahydrate (Drysol, Hypercare, Xerac AC)?

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor.

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.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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