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 is a prescription-only medicine that is used to treat acne in adults.

It is an anti-infective medicine that contains the active ingredient clindamycin phosphate.

You can buy Dalacin T topical lotion from Medicine Direct by completing our confidential online consultation form. Your answers will be reviewed by a registered prescriber, who will give you a prescription to order this medicine if it is suitable for you to use. After this, you can order your medication from our UK-registered pharmacy.

How does Dalacin T work?

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.

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.

Is Dalacin T suitable for me?

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.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Dalacin T topical lotion comes with the risk of side effects. However, this does not mean you will definitely suffer from any of them.

Common side effects may occur in more than 1 in 10 people and include:

  • A disease of the sebaceous glands, which may result in crust, scales or oily skin
  • Skin irritation, such as itching, burning or peeling, hives or dry skin

Uncommon side effects may affect up to 1 in 100 users:

  • Gastrointestinal disorder (which may include diarrhoea and nausea)

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.

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.

You will normally be instructed to use this lotion twice a day. Shake the bottle well before you use it.

Wash the affected area before you apply the treatment. Also, wash and dry your hands before you apply the treatment.

Gently rub a small amount of the lotion into the affected area. You can either use your fingers or a cotton pad to apply it.

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.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Dalacin T topical lotion comes with the risk of side effects. However, this does not mean you will definitely suffer from any of them.

Common side effects may occur in more than 1 in 10 people and include:

  • A disease of the sebaceous glands, which may result in crust, scales or oily skin
  • Skin irritation, such as itching, burning or peeling, hives or dry skin

Uncommon side effects may affect up to 1 in 100 users:

  • Gastrointestinal disorder (which may include diarrhoea and nausea)

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.

Order online safely

Medicine Direct is fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). This means that we can guarantee all of our customers that we are a fully registered pharmacy that sells approved and safe medication.

Never buy any medicine online from a pharmacy that is not regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). At Medicine Direct, all of our qualified prescribers are registered with the GPhC, as well as the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This means they are legally able to prescribe medicine just like your local GP.

Furthermore, next day delivery is available on all orders made via our online pharmacy by 2pm. Whatever your medical problem is, complete an online consultation on our website today.

What does Dalacin T contain?


This medicine is prescription-only, so you can only purchase it from a pharmacy when you have spoken to a doctor. If you use Medicine Direct, one of our certified doctors can issue you a prescription for Metronidazole if they deem it a suitable medicine for your infection. If you order before 2pm, we can have your medicine with you in 24 hours, as next day delivery is available. Never buy any medicine online unless it is from a pharmacy that is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, like Medicine Direct. All of our doctors are registered with the General Medical Council, which means they can prescribe you medicine just like your local GP.

Can I use other acne treatments with Dalacin T lotion?


You can combine Dalacin T with certain other acne creams, although you will not normally need to. Do not combine acne treatments without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist about it first. Do not combine it with any other antibiotic treatments for acne, such as Tetralysal or Zineryt lotion.

I have started using Dalacin T and the treated area is red and irritated, is this normal?


When you first start using Dalacin T topical lotion, you may experience redness and/or irritation of the skin. Normally, this kind of reaction will go away within one week and is not usually a cause for concern. If this happens, just start using the lotion once a day instead of twice to let your skin recover from the irritation. Slowly start to work the dose back up to twice a day as you notice an improvement in the redness/irritation.

How do I store Dalacin T?


Store this treatment out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine once it has passed the expiry date, which can be found on the bottle and carton. The expiry date is the final day of the month stated.Do not dispose of any unused medicine via household waste or wastewater. Ask your pharmacist about the best way to safely dispose of it. This will help to protect the environment.

How long do I need to use it?


Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how long you should use this medicine. If you have not noticed an improvement in your acne after the treatment time has ended, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop applying Dalacin T topical lotion as soon as your acne starts to improve. Finish the course of treatment laid out by your doctor or pharmacist. Stopping the treatment prematurely will mean that your acne may return.

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.

Other precautions

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 active ingredient contained in Dalacin T topical lotion is clindamycin phosphate.

It also contains these ingredients: glycerol, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, stearic acid, tegin, cetostearyl alcohol, isostearyl alcohol, methyl parahydroxybenzoate and water.

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Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 17/05/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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