Drysol Prescribing Information

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Drysol is a powerful antiperspirant that is available without a prescription at health food stores, drug stores and online. Because Drysol is so strong, it is only intended to be used by people who suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.

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Drysol contains aluminium chloride hexahydrate, and can be applied to the underarms, hands, feet and scalp. The active ingredient in Drysol only works on dry skin, so it may be necessary to blow dry the area where the antiperspirant will be applied.

Time Frame

Drysol needs to be left in place for six to eight hours in order to be effective, making it most beneficial to apply the antiperspirant before going to sleep. Take Drysol for two or three days in a row and then use the antiperspirant once or twice per week thereafter, suggests Drugs.com.

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Drysol has the potential to stain material and certain metals. Use caution with jewellery and clothing after applying Drysol.

Risks

The most common side effects of Drysol include tingling or itching of the skin. Infrequently, Drysol causes serious allergic reactions, producing hives, shortness of breath, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat.

Considerations

Do not use Drysol on any areas that have been recently shaved or on broken skin, warns Drugs.com.

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