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- Patient Information Leaflet
What is Driclor
Driclor antiperspirant works over time to stop the body from excreting too much sweat, encouraging it to be processed by the body and excreted in natural ways, so there is no harm caused. It is incredibly effective at reducing the symptoms of excessive sweating in users due to its formula of active ingredients.
Everyone will sweat at some point in their lives (most of us every day!), but for some people, it can be a problem due to excessive levels of perspiration being produced by the body. This is known as hyperhidrosis.
Whilst perspiring is a natural bodily function, excess sweat can cause embarrassment to the sufferer as it can create visible wet patches under the arms, and this can lead to odour and discomfort.
Regular antiperspirant is usually strong enough to limit the production of sweat for most people, but for those who struggle with an excess, they will need something better formulated to help. Driclor antiperspirant roll-on is one such product that can help with all the problems faced by those who suffer from excess perspiration.
How effective is Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On?
When used as directed, Driclor antiperspirant is exceptionally effective at reducing the excess sweat some people suffer from. Initially, it is to be used at night-time to encourage the body to safely re-absorb the excess sweat it produces, which means it can be disposed of in natural ways rather than coming through the skin.
You will need to continue your use of Driclor antiperspirant roll-on in order to experience the full effects, and it must be used as directed. It is effective on all skin types and on users for whom more traditional antiperspirants have proven ineffective.
Can I buy Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On online?
Yes, Driclor antiperspirant roll-on is not a medicated product and does not require a prescription. It is, therefore, readily available to purchase online via reputable retailers such as Click Pharmacy. There are no restrictions on its purchase as it is proven safe for use.
If required, Click Pharmacy provides a next day delivery service so you can get it quickly and to the location of your choosing. Just select this option as part of the checkout process.
If you wish to discuss your problem or want to know any more about the product in advance of purchase, please contact the experts at Click Pharmacy, who will be happy to help you.
What dose should I choose?
Driclor antiperspirant roll-on does not come in any other doses than that specified and must not be over-applied. The product size is 60ml to allow multiple applications and contains 20% Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate 20% w/w.
When you initially start to use Driclor antiperspirant roll-on, it is recommended you only apply once per day, reducing to 2 to 3 times per week once the benefits have started to be seen. It is important to follow these guidelines – always read the instructions which will be found within the product packaging.
How should I use Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On?
Driclor antiperspirant roll-on is for external use only in the underarm, hand or foot area.
- Dry the area before applying, as any additional moisture present could cause skin irritation.
- Using the roll-on function, cover the desired area with a thin layer of the product once per day, the last thing at night before going to bed.
- In the morning, wash the product off your skin and do not reapply
- Continue to use your regular deodorant
Within two weeks, you should notice a considerable improvement in the amount you are sweating. When this occurs, reduce the frequency of application to 1 to 2 times per week.
Do not apply to broken, wet, freshly shaven, cracked or inflamed and irritated skin.
Please read the leaflet enclosed before use.
How does Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On work?
Driclor antiperspirant roll-on works thanks to its active ingredient, aluminium chloride, forming a gel matrix in the sweat glands responsible for the over-production of perspiration. This gel matrix will then work to block the sweat glands. The subsequent pressure of the fluid that builds up in the glands will firstly force it back into the body to be reabsorbed before encouraging the glands to shut off the production altogether. The excess sweat initially produced will simply be reabsorbed back into your system and processed naturally, causing you no harm.
Continued use is required in order for this product to be a success, with a nightly application required for at least the first two weeks. In order to maintain a reduced flow of sweat, continued application each week (once or twice) should be frequent enough.
This product is to be used externally only and not on any irritated or broken skin, as it can cause inflammation.
How long do I use Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On for before I notice a difference?
Some positive effects could be experienced in users from the very first application of Driclor antiperspirant roll-on. However, with continued use up to two weeks, you will see the full benefits when you will experience much drier days. When this happens, you can reduce the frequency of your applications from every night to just once or twice per week. This should be enough to keep your sweat production under control to prevent the issues you have experienced in the past.
What are the side effects of Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On?
As with any product that contains both active and passive ingredients, in rare cases, there can be certain side effects experienced. The most common cause of side effects is due to an allergic reaction which can cause a mild skin irritation or if the product is applied to wet, damaged or already irritated and inflamed skin. Problems can also be incurred if the product is misused in any way.
If you do experience any side effects whatsoever from its use, speak to your GP or medical professional for their advice. You can also discuss potential side effects, whether before or after your purchase, with the experts at Click Pharmacy, who will be happy to help.
To limit the risk of side effects, always use the product as directed and note it is for external use only.
When shouldn’t I use Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On?
Driclor antiperspirant roll-on is gentle enough to be used daily when you first start to use it and is safe for continued use thereafter once or twice per week.
However, as with all products, issues can arise if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, so do not use it if you are allergic to:
- Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate 20% w/w
- Purified Water
Do not use on a wet skin, broken skin, freshly shaven skin or skin that is inflamed or irritated in any way.
Avoid contact with the eyes, and if contact occurs, flush immediately with lots of clean water.
Driclor antiperspirant roll-on is safe for use by pregnant women, those who are trying to get pregnant and by breastfeeding women too. It is also safe for use in children over the age of 3.
If you wish to discuss the product or any of the restrictions further, please contact Click Pharmacy.
What is the difference between Driclor Antiperspirant Roll-On and Sure Women Maximum Protection Confidence Antiperspirant Cream / Odaban Antiperspirant Spray?
There are many other products available to assist with excess sweating, such as Sure Women Maximum Protection Confidence Antiperspirant Cream and Odaban antiperspirant spray.
Sure Women Maximum Protection Confidence Antiperspirant Cream is a different formula and can be used at night time as well as in the morning like a traditional deodorant. It has 3 key functions - wetness protection, odour-fighting technology and skin moisturisers. The ingredients provide a barrier to stop sweat from being excreted but does not work to reduce it in general.
Odaban antiperspirant spray works differently to Driclor in that it does not stop the sweat glands from working. Instead, it creates poral plugs from the aluminium present and skin protein. This re-routes the sweat to another part of the body where it can either be processed by the kidneys or evaporated more easily from a different area of skin. It comes in a spray format for ease of use on sweaty areas of your skin.
What is Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On used for?
Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On is a roll on antiperspirant used for the treatment of excessive sweating, usually of the armpits.
How should I store Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On?
You should store Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
Why do I need to use Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On at night?
Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On must be used at night. This is because at night the sweat glands are least active. Indicating that once you wake up you should not sweat throughout the day.
Can I use Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On on irritated areas of my skin?
You must not use Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On on any irritated areas of the skin such as cuts and grazes. This is because Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On can further irritate the skin.
Like all medicines, after using Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On you are likely to experience a number of side effects. Side effects are often mild and should disappear within a few uses once your skin learns to adapt to the antiperspirant. Common side effects include the following:
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Driclor Antiperspirant Roll On immediately and seek medical advice, from a doctor or pharmacist, as soon as possible.