Dalacin-T Topical Lotion 60ml

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What is Dalacin T Topical lotion?

Dalacin T topical lotion is 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 Topical 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 for acne?

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.

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 topical lotion over the counter?

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 topical lotion online in the UK?

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.

Where can I buy Dalacin T Topical Lotion?

You can buy Dalacin T lotion from most pharmacies, you can also buy this product online Medicine Direct following an online consultation with one of our UK prescribers.

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.

Topical retinoin creams that are available include Differin gel and Treclin Gel.

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 Topical Lotion Dosage and Directions 

Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE prescribing guidelines when prescribing Dalacin T Lotion.

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.

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Wash the affected area(s) of skin and shake the bottle well before you apply the lotion.
  3. 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.
  4. Wash your hands after using the 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.

Is clindamycin an antibiotic?


Yes, clindamycin belongs to a class of medicines called lincomycin antibiotics and works to slow or stop bacteria’s growth.

How long should I use Dalacin T for?


For best results, you should keep using Dalacin T lotion for several months. It will normally take a few weeks before you notice a significant improvement in your acne. You should also continue to use the lotion for up to two months after your acne has cleared.

How long does Dalacin T take to work?


Dalacin T will start to produce noticeable results after a few weeks of use. It is important that you are consistent with your application of the lotion.

Does Dalacin T remove acne scars?


Dalacin T lotion will decrease acne lesions and can help to reduce the physical symptoms of acne. It will not remove acne scars.

How can I reduce my acne scars?


To avoid scarring, you should not pick or squeeze any of your spots. Acne scars can be lessened or removed through cosmetic procedures by qualified professionals. Other creams and gels particularly those including Retinoids are clinically proven to reduce acne scarring.

Can I use a moisturiser with Dalacin T?


You can use a moisturiser if required while also using Dalacin T. However, you should not apply it at the same times as using Dalacin T lotion.

Are acne scars permanent?


While the redness caused by acne generally fades over time, acne scarring is normally permanent. However, there are procedures available to help reduce their visibility.

How can I stop pimples on my face?


You can reduce the risk of pimples by washing your hair regularly, limiting makeup and making sure you wash it off at the end of the day. Not touching your face can also help.

Are there other acne treatments?


Yes, there are a wide range of treatments for acne available. Acne is different for everyone and comes in greatly varying levels of severity, so one treatment plan may be too strong or not strong enough for some people. Oral medicine is also available, as are other topical treatments. If these fail to work, your doctor may refer you to a specialist.

Dalacin T Lotion Side Effects

Common side effects:

  • Dry, flaky, scaly, crusty skin
  • Skin irritation, such as itching, burning or peeling, hives or dry skin

Please note, this list is not exhaustive, further guidance can be found in the patient information leaflet, which will accompany your medication.

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.

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

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.

For more information on medicines that interact with Dalacin T Lotion.

Can you use Dalacin T lotion in Pregnancy?

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.

Is it safe to use Dalacin T lotion whilst breastfeeding?

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 much does Dalacin-T Topical Lotion cost to buy in the UK?

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Dalacin-T Topical Lotion 60ml £24.99

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 20/08/2021

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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