Just a few questions from our Pharmacist before you checkout to make sure this medicine is safe for you.
What is Dalacin T?
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 to use Dalacin T
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.
How does clindamycin treat acne?
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.
What causes acne?
Acne is an extremely common condition that can cause inflamed spots, pimples or cysts usually on the face, shoulders, back, neck, chest or upper arms. According to the NHS, around 95% of people aged 11 to 30 are affected by acne to some extent.
Acne occurs when the skin produces too much oil (sebum), and the hair follicles on your skin become clogged with oil and dead skin cells.
Certain factors may trigger an acne flare-up. These triggers vary from person to person, but are thought to include:
Some cosmetic products
Women are more likely than men to suffer from acne in adulthood. This is possibly due to the changes in hormone levels that women experience at certain times, like periods, pregnancy or polycystic ovary syndrome for example.
Is Dalacin T suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
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.
When should this medication not be used?
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
Are there any 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:
Skin irritation or inflammation
Gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhoea, nausea, etc.)
A severe type of acne called gram-negative folliculitis
Stinging of the eye
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.
Do I need a prescription for Dalacin T?
You do need a prescription for Dalacin T 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.
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.
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.
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