Aluminum Chloride


Aluminum Chloride, Drysol, Xerac

  • Indications
  1. Hemostasis of minor bleeding typically following skin procedures (e.g. Shave Biopsy)
  • Mechanism
  1. Topical Hemostatic Agent
  2. Hydrolyzes to form hydrogen chloride which has hemostatic and Vasoconstrictive properties
  • Adverse Effects
  1. Local Paresthesias at application site
  • References
  1. Berry in Schrage (2013) Topical Hemostatic Agents, Medscape Emedicine
  2. Peralta in Sanfrey (2013) Overview of Topical Hemostatic Agents and tissues adhesives used in the operating room, UpToDate, Wolters-Kluwer
  3. Achneck (2010) Ann Surg 251(2):217-28 [PubMed]