What is Driclor Solution?
Driclor Solution is a strong antiperspirant that is designed to help deal with the effects of heavy sweating, or hyperhidrosis. It works on the hands, feet, and armpits, tackling some of the areas most vulnerable to excess sweating. The active ingredient is aluminium chloride.
Who is this Driclor deodorant suitable for?
Driclor is suitable for anyone who is experiencing excessive sweating and is looking for a simple solution. This product can be used by anyone and the roll-on bottle makes application quicker and easier than ever before.
Why do I suffer from excessive sweating?
Sometimes, excessive sweating can happen for no reason or can be caused by something as simple as working out or becoming too hot. However, some conditions can cause heavy sweating, leaving you looking for a solution. Some of the most common causes include:
- Some medications
- Being drunk or ‘high’ on drugs
Can Driclor Solution be used if pregnant or breastfeeding?
You can use Driclor during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, however, you should always speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using any new medication at this time. If you use this product while breastfeeding, be careful to avoid getting the solution onto your breasts. If this does happen, wash any traces of Driclor off before breastfeeding.
Can I use my regular deodorant with this product?
Driclor solution is not a deodorant, so you can use your regular deodorant at the same time as this product without any trouble. This product is not perfumed and will not interfere with the scent of your regular deodorant.
How do I use this antiperspirant?
Make sure your skin is completely dry before use, as the aluminium chloride can mix with water to form hydrochloric acid, which will burn your skin. Apply Driclor to the affected areas once a day, preferably at night before bed. This is because your sweat glands aren’t used as much when asleep. Wash the Driclor solution off in the morning and do not reapply.
Do I need a prescription to buy?
You do not need a prescription to buy Driclor, you can buy it over the counter from pharmacists.
When should Driclor not be used?
Do not use Driclor if you are allergic to aluminium chloride or any of the other listed ingredients. If you forget to use this product, do not apply a double dose to make up for it. Continue applying your next dose as you usually would. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, nostrils, or mouth. Do not apply to areas treated with hair removal products or skin that has been shaved within the past 12 hours. Do not apply to skin that is broken or irritated. This product can stain clothes, so let the solution dry before putting on your clothes. Avoid contact with jewellery or metal surfaces as this solution may stain.
Are there any side effects?
Like all medication, Driclor Solution can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Burning sensation
- Redness of the skin
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist. For more information about reporting side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction of 'over the counter' medication we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Aluminium chloride hexahydrate (20% w/w or 185mg/ml), ethyl alcohol, purifed water
Causes and Treatments of Excessive Sweating and Hyperhidrosis
What is Driclor 75ml more cheap then Driclor 20ml?
The 20ml is designed for the retail market and 75ml for the dispensing market (which has been fixed price negotiated by the NHS). Honest advise is to buy the 75ml
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