Patient Leaflet Updated 13-Sep-2021 | Dermal Laboratories Limited
Anhydrol Forte 20% w/v Cutaneous Solution
Information for the user
Anhydrol™ Forte 20% w/v cutaneous solution
aluminium chloride hexahydrate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Anhydrol Forte is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Anhydrol Forte
3. How to use Anhydrol Forte
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Anhydrol Forte
6. Further information
1. WHAT ANHYDROL FORTE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE ANHYDROL FORTE
Do not use Anhydrol Forte if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to aluminium chloride hexahydrate or the other ingredient of Anhydrol Forte, industrial methylated spirit.
Take special care when using this product:
Under arm shaving/hair removal
Do not shave or use hair removing products in the 12 hours before and after using Anhydrol Forte
Using other medicines
Anhydrol Forte is not known to affect or be affected by any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and while breast feeding.
The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE ANHYDROL FORTE
For adults, children and the elderly:
Using other antiperspirants or deodorants:
The use of ordinary antiperspirants or deodorants is not necessary when using Anhydrol Forte. If you still wish to use these types of products, you should either:
If the product gets into the eyes or mouth
The product may cause damage if it gets into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes or mouth with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. Then seek urgent hospital attention.
If you use this product too often
Excessive use may lead to irritation of the treated skin. If irritation occurs, apply the product less frequently and treat the symptoms as described in Section 4.
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Anhydrol Forte can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. A common reaction to this type of treatment is skin irritation and redness at the site of application. This is normally mild and temporary. If it becomes troublesome, try applying the product less often, or you may wish to apply a mild hydrocortisone cream to help to relieve the irritation.
If you spill the product on your clothes, fabrics, jewellery or metal and polished surfaces it may damage them permanently.
Stop using this product and tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side effects get serious, or you notice any other side effects not mentioned in this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly (see details below).
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE ANHYDROL FORTE
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ANHYDROL FORTE
What Anhydrol Forte contains:
The active ingredient is aluminium chloride hexahydrate (20% w/v).
The other ingredient is industrial methylated spirit.
What Anhydrol Forte looks like and contents of the pack
This bottle contains 60 ml cutaneous solution of Anhydrol Forte.
The bottle is fitted with a roll-on applicator and screw-cap.
The product is a clear, colourless liquid that contains no fragrance.
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This leaflet was last revised in February 2021.
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