Drysol Dab On (Aluminum chloride) Medication

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Drug Description


Drysol Dab On is a topical medication prescribed for managing hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by excessive sweating. 

As an antiperspirant, Drysol Dab On acts on sweat-producing cells to reduce perspiration. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Drysol Dab On and with every prescription refill, thoroughly review the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. Should you have any questions or require further details, seek guidance from your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 

Drysol Dab On is well-suited for application to the underarms, feet, and hands. 

Typically, this medication is applied to the sweaty skin area once before bedtime initially. After 2 to 3 days, the frequency of application may be modified to once or twice a week, as directed by your doctor. 

To use Drysol Dab On effectively, follow these steps: 

  1. Wait at least 2 hours after bathing or showering before applying this medication. 
  2. Ensure the area to be treated is completely dry before application. 
  3. Utilize the Dab On applicator to apply the medicine; do not rub it in. 
  4. After applying the medication, allow it to dry and leave it on for 6 to 8 hours. 
    • If applying to the hands or feet, wrap the treated area with plastic wrap and cover with a mitten or sock. 
    • If applying to the underarms, wear a shirt. 
  5. In the morning, wash the treated area with soap and water, and towel dry. 

Avoid applying Drysol Dab On to recently shaved or waxed skin and to broke or irritated skin. 

Take caution to prevent this medicine from reaching your eyes, mouth, nose, or lips. In case of accidental contact, promptly rinse with water. 

For optimal results, use Drysol Dab On exactly as directed. Do not use more of it or use it more frequently or for longer than prescribed by our doctor. 

Inform your doctor promptly if your condition persists or worsens. 

Keep Drysol Dab On bottle securely closed at room temperature, away from heat or open flames. This medication contains alcohol and is flammable; it evaporates rapidly when exposed to air. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential side effects of Drysol Dab On. Tell your doctor right away if any of these symptoms continue or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Itching or mild burning sensation on treated skin 
  • Tingling or prickly feeling 

Serious side effects 

  • Intense burning, inflammation, or significant swelling of the treated skin 

Inform your doctor right away if any of the serious side effects above occur. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Drysol Dab On may trigger a severe allergic reaction. Promptly seek medical help upon observing any indications of a severe allergic response, including: 

  • Hives 
  • Dizziness 
  • Chest tightness 
  • Difficulty in breathing 
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 

This list does not cover all side effects of Drysol Dab On. If you notice any other effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist. 


Before starting treatment with Drysol Dab On, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to aluminum chloride or any of the non-active ingredients of this anti-perspirant. 

Disclose your medical history with your doctor before using Drysol Dab On to assess its appropriateness for your condition. 

Some products may interact with Drysol Dab On, including: 

  • Deodorants 
  • Other antiperspirants 
  • Disulfiram 
  • Metronidazole 
  • Tinidazole 

To minimize the risk of such interactions, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you also use other prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

Exercise caution when using Drysol Dab On to prevent staining clothing, fabrics, or damage to metals. Ensure complete drying of the medication before applying clothing to the treated area. 

Inform your doctor of your pregnancy or pregnancy plans, as you will need to discuss the advantages and potential risks associated with using Drysol Dab On during pregnancy. 

Notify your healthcare provider if you are nursing and discuss any potential risks to your infant. 

Additional information

Generic name:

Aluminum chloride





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