What is Driclor and when is it used?
This Driclor treatment is a roll-on antiperspirant. Driclor contains Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate. This is an antiperspirant that stops you sweating. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the armpits, hands and feet is common in lots of people.
By using this treatment, you can stop the sweat gland producing, and keep under control any unwanted smell or sweat patches.
How will it treat my symptoms?
When you apply Driclor to the skin, the aluminium chloride works by blocking the sweat glands. This causes the pressure of fluid within the sweat glands to rise to the point where they temporarily stop sweat production.
Can I buy Driclor Over the Counter?
Yes, you can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
What causes excessive sweating?
Everyone sweats (perspires) to some extent, especially when it is hot, but some people sweat and become wet and sticky under normal conditions. Embarrassment, stress and tension can make this worse.
Does Driclor cause any 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
- Do not apply to 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 this treatment
How to use
How to assemble:
- Place the bottle on a flat surface, unscrew the cap carefully and then throw the cap away
- Put the roller ball into the neck of the bottle, gentle push down
- Screw on the larger cap firmly, this will secure the rollerball
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, the last thing at night just before you go to bed. This is because your sweat glands are least active at this time, and should, therefore, stop you sweating during the day when you wake up.
How should I store these tablets?
Keep out of the sight and reach of children, do not use after the expiry date which is printed on the bottle and carton after expiry. Store upright in a cool place below 25 degrees Celsius.
Why do I need to fill in an online questionnaire to buy this product?
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Driclor is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.
To buy your treatment, simply fill in the short questionnaire and add the product to cart. Then proceed to checkout.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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If you are concerned about an addiction to 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Aluminium Chloride
- The active ingredient is Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate (2% w/w or 185mg/ml). The other ingredients are Ethyl Alcohol and Purified Water.
Causes and Treatments of Excessive Sweating and Hyperhidrosis
Does driclor can make reaction of breast burning if I applied on shaved zone
Make sure your skin is completely dry before applying Driclor, otherwise it can cause burning. Don't apply Driclor to broken or irritated skin, or skin that has been shaved in the last 12 hours. ... Only use Driclor on your armpits, hands or feet. Don't use it on other parts of the body.
Hi, I would like to buy a large number of driclor ( about 100 units/ time). Could you can provide that order? thank you!
Sorry, as the line is a Pharmacy Only product, we would only provide enough for individual consumption. We cannot bulk or trade sale this line to the public.
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