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Perspirex Medical Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

Perspirex antiperspirant roll-on deodorants have been clinically proven to provide effective, long-lasting protection against sweating and odour for up to 5 days. Now available in 3 specially designed deodorants that continue to offer protection for all levels of sweating while also protecting the skin against irritation. 

Buy Perspirex online today from The Independent Pharmacy and get fast, discreet delivery without leaving your home.

Perspirex Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Perpirex antiperspirant?

Are sweat and odour causing you to feel embarrassed or self-conscious? Is excessive sweating affecting your confidence? Perspirex antiperspirant deodorant is now available as Original, Comfort and Strong. These aluminium based treatments are applied every evening to provide a powerful, long-lasting defence against perspiration and the associated odour.

All 3 deodorants are fragrance-free and available in 20 ml bottles, dispensing small but mighty protection. 

Perspirex Original - is the classic antiperspirant with the addition of a skincare system designed to protect your armpits against irritation. 

Perspirex Comfort - prioritises your comfort, ensuring you stay dry without jeopardising the feel of your skin. 

Perspirex Strong - is intended for those people who suffer from extreme sweating, continuing to bring you up to 5-days of protection. 


What is Perspirex used for?

Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis is a common condition that is usually harmless but can cause people to feel embarrassed, self-conscious and can dramatically affect self-confidence.

Perspirex antiperspirant deodorant has been specifically designed to target excessive sweating of the armpits. It uses a specific aluminium formula that has been proven to reduce even extreme cases of sweating. This formula not only helps you to say dry throughout the day but also to control body odour. Giving you the confidence to “Embrace Your Moment”. 


How does Perspirex work?

Perspirex antiperspirant deodorants are applied in a small layer over the armpit that allows the aluminium chloride to temporarily block the sweat duct preventing sweat from being able to reach the surface of the skin. This process keeps you feeling dry for up to 5 days and reduces unpleasant odour that is caused by sweating. 

Unlike other extra-effective antiperspirant deodorants, our Perspirex range also contains clinically proven skincare systems that help minimise irritation to the surrounding skin. So not only do you experience significantly less sweating your skin also remains calm and comfortable. 


How quickly does Perspirex work?

When Perspirex is used on clean, dry skin and is applied last-thing at night before you go to sleep, most people will experience long-lasting results the very next day. Perspirex continues to be effective even after showering and can be used alongside your regular deodorant for maximum protection. 


Alternatives to Perspirex

Perspirex antiperspirant deodorant is just one brand of extra-protection deodorant. At The Independent Pharmacy, we stock a range of treatments including, Anhydrol Forte Solution and Driclor Roll-On.

If you have tried over the counter antiperspirant deodorants and are not finding them to be effective at reducing the amount you sweat you should speak to a doctor or specialist dermatologist about further treatment options. 



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How to use Perspirex

Perspirex is for external use only and should only be used to treat excessive sweating and odour that affects the armpits. Only apply to dry, unbroken skin that has not been shaved for at least 48 hours.

For best results Perspirex should be applied at night, this is because the sweat glands are usually less active at night allowing the formula to work more effectively. 

  1. Ensure armpits are clean and dry.
  2. Apply 2 rolls up and 2 rolls down to the area of skin that grows hair, 2 - 3 times a week. 
  3. Allow the skin to dry completely before covering. 
  4. Wash off the next morning.
  5. Apply your regular deodorant in the morning for maximum protection. 

Perspirex provides between 3-5 days of protection with each application. This time frame can vary from person to person and therefore it is recommended that you see how it affects you to determine how regularly you need to apply it.

Perspirex side effects

The most common side effect associated with Perspirex antiperspirant deodorant is localised itching and irritation to the skin. This is likely to be more commonly experienced when using Perspirex Strong. 

If irritation occurs you should stop using this product until your skin condition improves. You should ensure that you are using Perspirex exactly as directed as this will help to minimise side effects. If you are worried about any side effects or they do not improve within a few days after stopping treatment you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Perspirex ingredients

Perspirex Original Contains: Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Lactate, Aluminium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil.

Perspirex Comfort Contains: Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Hydrogenated Castor Oil.

Perspirex Strong Contains: Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Chloride, PEG-12 Dimethicone.

Perspirex warnings

  • Perspirex is for external use on the armpits only. Avoid contact with the eyes and do not swallow.
  • Do not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Apply to clean, dry skin to reduce the chances of developing irritation. 

Perspirex in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Perspirex can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. If you have any questions you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Perspirex work?

    Perspirex temporarily renders sweat glands ineffective. The active ingredient, aluminium chloride, reacts with the water in the sweat gland to form a keratin plug in the gland, causing it to become dormant.

The plug is expelled when the dead cells on the surface of the skin are shed. After this the sweat gland will become active again. For this reason, you only need to reapply Perspirex 1-3 times a week.

  • Why is Perspirex so effective?

    Perspirex is a unique combination of aluminium chloride in an alcohol base and the aluminium lactate buffer. The formula effectively renders sweat production inactive deep in the sweat glands while being gentle on skin.

  • How much Perspirex should I apply?

    Apply Perspirex on dry, unbroken skin with two upward and two downward strokes in the centre of the armpit. 

  • Why should I apply Perspirex at night?

    Sweat glands are less active at night, therefore a night time application gives Perspirex more time to work.

  • Can I use deodorant or perfume with Perspirex?

    Yes. You can continue to apply your regular scented deodorant or perfume. It will not affect Perspirex’s efficacy.

  • Can I use Perspirex if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

    You can use Perspirex during pregnancy as it is produced according to prevailing legislation. If you have any concerns about the ingredients of Perspirex and their potential effects on your baby, please consult your doctor

  • Can I use Perspirex on other areas of the body, e.g. sweat on my feet?

    Yes. Perspirex can be used on other parts of the body where perspiration is bothersome. Take care during application to avoid the eyes, mouth, genitals etc. Perspiration is a natural body function that helps regulate body temperature; for this reason, do not cover more than 10% of your body with an antiperspirant. 

  • Why does Perspirex contain alcohol?

    The alcohol without water formula in Perspirex causes the treatment to be long-lasting and gentle on the skin. Other antiperspirants contain aluminium chloride and water. They are somewhat effective against perspiration, but since their plugs form on the skin’s surface rather than in the actual sweat gland, their formulas do not last as long as Perspirex.

  • What should I do if my skin becomes irritated?

    Perspirex may cause allergic reaction or skin irritation. Discontinue use if this occurs.

Authored By:

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Scott McDougall


Published on: 24-03-2021

Last modified on: 24-03-2021

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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