13.12 Antiperspirants

ChoiceDrugDosage
1st choiceAluminium chloride hexahydrate 20% in an alcoholic basis (Driclor®, Anhydrol Forte®) Dose: Hyperhidrosis affecting axillae, hands or feet, apply liquid formulation at night to dry skin, wash off the following morning. Initially daily and then reduce frequency as condition improves- do not bathe immediately before use

Prescribing Notes

  • Aluminium chloride is a potent antiperspirant used in the treatment of hyperhidrosis.
  • Botulinum toxin may be prescribed and administered by specialists for axillary hyperhidrosis.