What is Dalacin 2% Cream?
Dalacin Cream 2% is a vaginal cream (an antibiotic), which is used for bacterial infection of the vagina in adult women.
The active ingredient in Dalacin Cream 2% is Clindamycin Phosphate.
The doctor will prescribe this drug, if you are suffering from a vaginal bacteria infection: bacterial vaginitis. This infection occurs when the balance between fungi and bacteria in the vagina is disrupted. Bacterial vaginitis is not contagious and is not an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is often self-limiting, but can last for a few weeks.
You can notice that the discharge is more and has an unpleasant odor. It is important that the natural flora of the vagina is in balance. Therefore, you should not wash more often than usual, and you should not use any soap. Rinse with water and then pat dry lightly. The inside of the vagina has self-cleaning capabilities. Do not use panty liners and wear cotton panties. Do not create a humid climate, where the fungus can multiply and can grow easily.
Use and dosage
Dalacin 2% cream is used with a single-use applicator. The usual dose is 5 grams (1 application) in the vagina before bedtime. Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor, you always should read the label. Wash your hands before and after inserting the disposable applicator.
It is important that you fully complete the course of treatment (which is usually 7 days), even if you believe that the symptoms are greatly reduced or even have disappeared. There may still be residual bacteria.
A missed dose should be administered before you get up in the morning. If this is not possible, then extend the course of treatment for one day.
It is not necessary that your partner is also treated, unless the partner is a woman.
The treatment of vaginal infections is smart, because it can lead to inflamed fallopian tubes.
During pregnancy and lactation it is not recommended to use Dalacin Cream 2%. If it is necessary, consult your doctor first.
What you not should do if you use Dalacin Cream 2%
- Do not use condoms, because this medication contains components, which are oil-based and attack the rubber of the condoms
- Avoid sexual contact during the time you are using the cream
- Do not use tampons
- Do not use a viginal douche
More information about Dalacin Cream 2%
Keep Dalacin Cream 2% in the original packaging below 25 °C and do not use it after the expiration date.