Aluminium chloride

Active ingredient description

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.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Aluminium chloride
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10A Anti-acne preparations for topical use → D10AX Other anti-acne preparations for topical use
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Medicines

Aluminium chloride is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Ireland United Kingdom

Poland

Hong Kong United Kingdom

Product monographs

Medicine agencies around the world have authorized marketing of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Unique ingredient identifier (UNII)

3CYT62D3GA - ALUMINUM CHLORIDE

SNOMED-CT

387372003 - Aluminium chloride (substance)