Chemical formula: AlCl₃ Molecular mass: 133.341 g/mol PubChem compound: 24012
Aluminium chloride hexahydrate acts locally, in the stratum comeum and in the terminal duct, to relieve hyperhidrosis. It is is acidic and is thought to act by diffusing into the sweat ducts where on neutralisation it forms gelatinous hydroxides which obstruct the flow of sweat.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AX Other anti-acne preparations for topical use
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
|DICLOR Solution for topical application
|Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
|MPI, EU: SmPC
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