Dalacin T Lotion (1%)

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Dalacin T is a topical lotion containing an antibiotic called clindamycin. The lotion is used to treat acne, a common skin condition that can affect anyone, but mostly people aged between 12 and 25. A topical antibiotic like Dalacin T can be a suitable alternative for acne sufferers who don’t wish to take an oral antibiotic.


How Dalacin T works

Acne occurs when pores or hair follicles on the surface of your skin become blocked and oil builds up under the skin. Bacteria can contaminate and infect the blocked follicles, causing inflamed spots or cysts to develop. Dalacin T lotion contains 10mg of the antibiotic clindamycin, which works by stopping that bacteria from multiplying.



Usually, your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist will suggest using this lotion twice a day. Shake the bottle before use and wash the affected area of your skin, then apply a thin layer of lotion and gently rub it into your skin. You can use a cotton pad or your fingers, whichever you prefer.

If your acne does start to get better, you shouldn’t stop using Dalacin T as soon as this happens. Speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist about how to end your treatment correctly.


Side effects

Like all medicines, there’s a possibility that you may experience some side effects when you use Dalacin T, but these won’t affect everybody. Make sure to stop using Dalacin T and seek immediate medical help if you develop severe, persistent or bloody diarrhoea (which may be associated with stomach pain or fever). This is an uncommon side effect that can occur after antibiotic treatment and may be a sign of serious bowel inflammation.

Other side effects of Dalacin T may include:

  • Dry skin

  • Skin irritation or inflammation

  • Hives

  • Oily skin

  • Gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhoea, nausea, etc.)

  • A severe type of acne called gram-negative folliculitis

  • Stinging of the eye

  • Stomach pain

If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme



You should not use Dalacin T if you are allergic to clindamycin, lincomycin, or any of the other ingredients in this medicine. You should also avoid using Dalacin T if you have a history of inflammatory bowel disease or antibiotic-associated colitis. Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using this medicine f: 

  • You are taking any other medicines or herbal remedies, including those obtained without a prescription.

  • You have diarrhoea or you usually get diarrhoea when you take antibiotics


Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using this medicine. Dalacin T usually isn’t recommended for breastfeeding women, because the medicine could be passed into breast milk. 


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.



Keep out of sight and reach of children in an area below 25°C. Do not use Dalacin T after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging.

Dalacin T Lotion (1%) Reviews

By Michelle,
June 06, 2023
Can see a difference in my skin after only a week
Frequently Asked Questions

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that can happen to anyone but is especially common in children and young adults.

Acne happens when the glands in the surface of your skin start to produce too much of an oil named sebum, which can clog your follicles, causing spots, whiteheads, blackheads, and more.

It’s caused by hormonal changes, like those that happen during puberty, pregnancy, or throughout your period.

When you have acne, your skin will produce too much oil or sebum, which then clogs your pores and causes breakouts.

When combined with this excess oil, the bacteria that live on your skin can get aggravated, causing redness and inflammation alongside the spots and this whole combination can be sore and irritating.

Acne can be mild, causing just a few spots and blackheads, but can range all the way to severe acne, which can cause large, painful papules, cysts, and nodules on top of everything else.

Although people think acne is all about breakouts of spots, there are a couple of other symptoms you may experience when you have acne, including oily skin, or skin that’s sore or hot to touch.

Acne usually appears on your face, chest, or back, and it can be tempting to squeeze the spots that appear there, but you should resist the temptation and use an acne treatment to help you manage your condition effectively and avoid scarring.

What causes acne?

Acne can be caused by a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is a change in hormone levels.

This is why acne is most common in teenagers, during pregnancy, and at different times during your menstrual cycle.

Hormonal changes can cause the glands next to hair follicles to produce more oil (sebum) than normal, which can change the activity of a normally harmless bacterium to become aggressive and cause inflammation and pus.

Acne can cause different types of spots to develop on the face, back and chest including:

  • Blackheads: bumps that are small and black or yellowish in colour
  • Whiteheads: similar to blackheads, but may be firmer and won’t be empty when squeezed
  • Papules: small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
  • Pustules: similar to papules, but with a white tip in the centre that is caused by a build-up of pus
  • Nodules: large hard lumps that can be painful
  • Cysts: large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring

Do I need a prescription for this medication?

You do need a prescription for this medication in the UK.

Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition.

When you click the button which reads “Start Consultation” at the top of this page, you’ll see a short questionnaire set up by our healthcare team which is designed to help them understand your medical needs.

Just like an in-person consultation with your GP, our doctors will assess your answers to their questions and write a prescription for the treatment they think will be best for you.

You’ll then be able to pay for your medication and we’ll send it out to you quickly and in discreet packaging.

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