What is Driclor?
Driclor Solution is a strong antiperspirant used in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) affecting the armpits, feet and hands.
If you suffer from excessive sweating, to the point that your quality of life is affected or you feel self-conscious or embarrassed, Driclor could be helpful for you.
Driclor is a clear liquid available in bottle of 75ml. It is fragrance-free and doesn’t leave white marks.
How does Driclor work?
Driclor antiperspirant contains aluminium chloride hexahydrate which works as a strong antiperspirant.
When you apply Driclor and leave it to dry, it blocks the sweat glands. When you wash Driclor off, the sweat glands remain blocked and won’t produce any sweat until the natural skin shedding process unblocks the glands again.
How do you use Driclor?
Always use Driclor roll on as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. When you start using Driclor you should use it once a day, applying it at night when the sweat glands are least active. Eventually you may be able to cut down to using it twice a week or less.
Only use Driclor on your skin and avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. If you’re breastfeeding, make sure you wash all traces of Driclor off your breasts before feeding.
How to apply Driclor:
- Make sure your skin is completely dry.
- Apply Driclor to the affected areas as you would a regular roll-on deodorant at night, just before you go to bed.
- Wash Driclor off in the morning. Do not re-apply but instead use your regular deodorant.
Driclor can stain clothes, so make sure it is dry before getting dressed. You should also avoid getting it on any jewellery or metal surfaces.
How effective is Driclor?
Driclor is a clinically proven hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment. To help it work more effectively, there are a few lifestyle changes you can make, including:
- Wearing loose fitting clothing
- Avoiding spicy foods
- Not drinking too much alcohol
What are the main side effects of Driclor?
Like all medicines, Driclor can cause side effects, although not everyone will experience them. The most common side effects of Driclor are:
- Irritation around the area of application including itching and stinging
- Swelling where you applied Driclor
- Rash and redness at the site of application
For a full list of Driclor side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to stop Driclor stinging?
Stinging can be one of the side effects of Driclor. If you have used hair removal products or shaved in the past 12 hours you should avoid applying Driclor, and it also shouldn’t be applied to broken or irritated skin.
Is Driclor safe?
Driclor is safe as long as it is used as directed and you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients.