Dalacin-T Lotion 60ml
- Stops bacteria growth that causes acne
- Effective topical treatment for adult acne
- Contains antibiotic Clindamycin phosphate
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What is Dalacin T lotion?
Dalacin T topical lotion a antibiotic prescription-only medicine that is used to treat acne in adults. Adult acne or post adolescent acne, is considered to be acne in individuals over the age of 25.
It is an antibiotic medicine containing Clindamycin Phosphate which works by stopping the growth of bacteria on the skin responsible for causing acne and spots.
This lotion can also dry the skin, meaning it is especially effective at treating acne on greasy areas of skin. You should apply this treatment to the affected areas twice a day; it will normally take a few weeks before you see a noticeable improvement in your condition.
What is Dalacin T Lotion used to treat?
Dalacin T topical lotion is a medicine for adults to treat acne. Clindamycin phosphate is the active ingredient contained in this medicine, which is an antibiotic medicine that is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
People of all ages can be affected by acne, but it is particularly common in teenagers. The NHS reports that around 95% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 are affected by acne to some degree.
Many people find that acne improves as they get older, as it is often the result of hormonal changes in the body. However, some people require either topical treatments or oral medication to combat the spots and redness; sometimes, a combination of both medications is required.
How does Dalacin T work?
Acne is caused by a bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, which feed on the sebum that is produced by the skin's sebaceous glands. This produces waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, causing them to become inflamed and produce spots.
Dalacin T topical lotion works by inhibiting the bacteria that causes acne from producing the proteins that it needs to survive. This means that the bacteria cannot reproduce and grow, meaning that it will either die on its own or your body's immune system will kill it off.
How to use Dalacin T
Always follow your doctor’s instructions on how regularly to apply Dalacin T. Full instructions can be found in the patient information leaflet, which will accompany your medicine.
You will normally be told to apply the lotion twice a day.
- Wash your hands.
- Wash the affected area(s) of skin and shake the bottle well before you apply the lotion.
- Apply a thin film of lotion to the affected area by rubbing it into the skin gently. You can do this with your fingers or a cotton bud.
- Wash your hands after using the lotion.
Dalacin-T Lotion side effects
Common side effects may occur in more than 1 in 10 people and include:
- Dry, flaky, scaly, crusty skin
- Skin irritation, such as itching, burning or peeling, hives or dry skin
If any of the adverse reactions listed above bother you or do not go away, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Please see the Side Effects tab on this page for information on less common side effects and allergic reactions. Further guidance can be found in the patient information leaflet, which will accompany your medication.
Who can use Dalacin T?
Dalacin T topical lotion is not a suitable medicine for everyone to use.
Always read the patient information leaflet for a complete list of reasons why this medication may not be suitable for you to use. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure whether Dalacin T topical lotion is suitable for you.
Do not use Dalacin T topical lotion if any of the following apply to you:
- You have ever suffered with inflammatory bowel disease or antibiotic-associated colitis
- You are allergic to clindamycin phosphate or any of the other ingredients included in this lotion (please refer to the Ingredients tab for a full list of substances)
This medication is not suitable for children to use.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before you start using Dalacin T topical lotion if you have diarrhoea or normally get it when you take antibiotics.
Can you buy Dalacin T over the counter?
No, you cannot buy Dalacin T unless you have been given a prescription by your doctor. It is a prescription only medicine.
Can you buy Dalacin T online in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Dalacin T online in the UK, but you should only do so from regulated online pharmacies, like Medicine Direct.
Dalacin T is a prescription-only medicine (POM), so before you can order it from our website, you will need to complete an online consultation. This will be reviewed by a certified doctor, pharmacist or prescriber, who will make sure that this treatment is suitable for your condition.
Next day delivery is available if you place your order by 2pm.
Dalacin T alternatives
Acne can be a difficult condition to clear for some people. Fortunately, there are many types of medicines that can effectively treat this skin problem, ranging from over the counter creams to prescription-strength oral medicines.
Other topical medicines for acne include Duac gel, Acnecide, and Epiduo gel. All of these medicines work in different ways to treat acne of various levels of severity. After completing an online consultation questionnaire, your prescriber will be able to determine which medicine is likely to be the most suitable for your particular case of acne.
Prescription oral medicines like Erythromycin and Minocycline are also available from Medicine Direct after an online consultation.
See our Acne product page to view all our available treatments.
Dalacin T Lotion Dosage and Directions
How do I use Dalacin T?
Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE prescribing guidelines when prescribing Dalacin T Lotion.
Always use Dalacin T topical lotion exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Read the patient information leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
What if I forget to use it?
If you forge to apply Dalacin T, just apply it as soon as you remember. Do not apply a double dose to try and make up for missing a previous application.
What if I stop using it?
Keep using Dalacin T topical lotion for as long as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you to. Continue your course of treatment even if your acne starts to get better before this length of time has passed.
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Dalacin T Lotion Side Effects
The following side effects may occur at an unknown frequency:
- Stomach ache
- Eye pain
- Stinging in the eye
- Folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles in the skin)
- Skin inflammation that is the result of contact with allergens or irritants
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if any of these reactions bother you or persist.
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it is possible that you may suffer a serious allergic reaction to Dalacin T. Call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you notice any of the following:
- You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
- You are wheezing
- Your tongue, throat, lips, mouth or face starts to swell
- You have tightness in your chest or throat
- You develop a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
You might be having an allergic reaction and need immediate treatment in hospital.
Please refer to the patient information leaflet, which will accompany your lotion, for a complete list of side effects. If you are worried about side effects or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist.
Dalacin T Lotion Warnings
Cautions with other medicines
Before you start using Dalacin T topical lotion, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already using (or have recently used) any other prescription or non-prescription medication. This includes herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.
It is important that they are aware if you are already taking any medicines that contain benzoyl peroxide. These should not be used in conjunction with Dalacin T topical lotion.
If you need to have surgery in hospital, tell the doctor and anaesthetist if you are taking any neuromuscular blocking agents.
For more information on medicines that interact with Dalacin T Lotion.
This lotion has an unpleasant taste, so be careful when applying it around the mouth.
Dalacin T is for external use only. Do not swallow any of this lotion and avoid contact with the eyes. If you get any of this medicine in your eyes, rinse them immediately with warm water.
If you get severe, prolonged or bloody diarrhoea, during or after you have used Dalacin T lotion, tell your doctor or pharmacist straight away. This could be a sign of bowel inflammation, which can happen when being treated with antibiotics, and might mean that the treatment may need to be halted.
Dalacin T Topical Lotion contains cetostearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin reactions like contact dermatitis. It also contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate, which may cause an allergic reaction. This reaction could be delayed. If you suffer an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately (please refer to the Side Effects tab for symptoms of an allergic reaction).
Please remember to read the patient information leaflet for a complete list of warnings and drug interactions you need to be aware of while using this medication. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
You should only use this medicine while you are pregnant if you have been prescribed it. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or think you might be pregnant before using Dalacin T.
The active ingredient contained in Dalacin T may pass into the breast milk. For this reason, you must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently breastfeeding.
Dalacin T Lotion Ingredients
The main active ingredient within this medicine is:Clindamycin
For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics
How it works - get your medicine in 3 simple steps
- 1 Choose your treatment Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
- 2 Online consultation Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
- 3 Receive your delivery Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.