Which medications in the drug class Aluminum Compounds are used in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis?

Updated: Mar 23, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Aluminum Compounds

These agents are antiperspirants that are used in the management of hyperhidrosis.

Aluminum chloride topical (20% Drysol)

Certin-Dri and Xerac are over-the-counter products at low concentrations. These work best if applied to a dry area and covered with plastic overnight. Aluminum chloride should be washed off in the morning. Effects should be noted within 1 month.


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