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Dalacin T

Dalacin T

Dalacin T is a unique lotion with an antibiotic as it's active ingredient. The clindamycin phosphate in Dalacin T helps to battle against the common bacteria that are responsible for the inflammation, spots, and other issues that come with acne. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

Patient Leaflet(s)

Dalacin T is a form of common acne medication that contains the substance "Clindamycin". The active ingredient clindamycin is an antibiotic which means that it helps to get rid of the bacteria that may be causing acne and inflammation with your skin.

What is Dalacin T? 

Dalacin T is a unique lotion with an antibiotic as it's active ingredient. The clindamycin phosphate in Dalacin T helps to battle against the common bacteria that are responsible for the inflammation, spots, and other issues that come with acne. The active ingredient of Dalacin T belongs to a group of lincomycin antibiotics, which helps to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria too. Dalacin T can calm your skin and help you to achieve a smoother complexion over time. It works by attacking the Propionibacterium acnes that feeds on the natural oils that your skin produces. This bacteria produces fatty acids and waste products that irritate your skin, causing inflammation and spots. Because Dalacin T reduces the amount of bacteria on your skin, it gives your epidermis a chance to heal.  Most people will need to continue using Dalacin T on a regular basis for at least two months before they see a significant improvement in their acne. It's important to be patient when using this treatment and follow your doctor's instructions exactly.  

When is Dalacin T used? 

Your doctor will prescribe Dalacin T after diagnosing either moderate or severe forms of acne. You may not receive this treatment if you just have a few natural spots. Acne is a common complaint for people of all ages, although it often happens most often during puberty. When your hormone begin to change, this can lead to adjustments in your skin. In addition, this condition may get worse during the menopause, when a women's hormones change again.  Some of the symptoms of acne include oily and shiny skin, blackheads, clogged pores, inflammation and more. You will begin to notice pimples when your clogged pores are infected with the bacteria that feeds on the oils in your skin. As a tetracycline antibiotic, Clindamycin, the active ingredient in Dalacin T, is specifically suited for fighting against the bacteria that causes acne.  

Because it is a topical substance that you apply directly to your skin, Dalacin T can be an ideal choice for people who struggle to take antibiotics orally for any reason.  

How do you use Dalacin T? 

Because Dalacin T is a topical solution, you will need to apply it directly to the skin that is affected by symptoms of acne. You need to apply this substance to the entire area of affected skin, rather than just placing it on spots or pimples. Usually, your doctor will suggest using this medication twice each day, once on a morning when you wake up, and once a short time before you go to bed.  

When you're ready to use Dalacin T, wash your hands and the skin that is affected before you start, and pat the skin dry. Do not be too rough with drying your skin, as this can improve your chances of breaking the skin. Gently dab the dispenser at the top of the Dalacin T bottle onto your skin to apply this solution. You can rub the substance into the affected area using a cotton pad or your fingers. If you use your fingers, be sure to clean your hands after application. 

Avoid getting this substance into your eyes, nose or mouth. If you get Dalacin T into any of these areas, wash it away thoroughly with cool water. Do not apply this substance to any broken, sensitive or sunburnt areas of your skin, as this can make the issue worse. Your doctor will advise you on how long you should wait after using Dalacin T to apply any cosmetics or moisturizers to the area. You will usually need to wait until the substance has dried completely.  

What dosages are available? 

Unless your doctor indicates otherwise, the most common dose for Dalacin T is an application of the solution to the affected area of skin twice a day. This substance is suitable only for adults and children over the age of 12. Do not apply more substance than your doctor recommends to the skin. This will not cause your acne to clean up faster, but it could increase your chances of side effects. 

Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue using this medication to get the best results from it. Follow your doctor's guidance carefully.  

What are the side effects of Dalacin T? 

Many medications come with possible side effects to consider. Most of the people who use Dalacin T to treat acne will not experience any side effects at all. If the symptoms that arise when you're taking Dalacin T are mild, then you might be able to wait for them to disappear on their own as your skin adjusts to the presence of a new medication.  

Some of the most common side effects include irritation and dryness on the skin at the application site. You may also experience a rash or hives - if this happens, contact your doctor and ask for advice. Other common side effects include oilier than usual skin. You might also experience contact dermatitis when using Dalacin T.  If any of the symptoms you experience persist or worsen, contact your doctor. It's also worth seeking advice if you notice any symptoms that are not listed here. Though a severe allergic reaction to Dalacin T is rare, make sure that you stop using this substance and seek emergency medical attention if you experience a severe rash, swelling at the contact area, dizziness, trouble breathing, or any other signs of an allergic response.  

When shouldn't you use Dalacin T? 

Dalacin T is suitable for use for most people who suffer from acne and other issues with their skin. However, your doctor may find that this substance is not right for you during a complete overview of your medical history and condition. Dalacin T is not suitable for people who have a history of inflammatory bowel disease, or issues like ulcerative colitis or Chron's disease. This drug is not suitable for people who are allergic to antibiotics like Clindamycin or lincomycin either. Do not take Dalacin T if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before telling your doctor first.  

At this time, it's not known whether Dalacin T is harmful when used during pregnancy. Although scientists believe that this substance isn't harmful to a baby when nursing, your doctor might suggest using another form of medication if you're concerned. If you are going to use Dalacin T when breastfeeding, make sure that you don't apply it to your chest or nipple. This will reduce your risk of your baby coming into direct contact with the medication. If after using Dalacin T and breastfeeding your child experiences symptoms of illness like diarrhea, contact a medical professional immediately.  

Does Dalacin T interact with any other medications? 

Medications of all types, including topical substances such as Dalacin T, may sometimes interact with other substances that you are using to control other conditions. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before you use Dalacin T, and make sure that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about every substance you are taking alongside this product, that includes herbal substances, supplements and over-the-counter drugs that you acquired without a prescription.  

Do not use any other topical medications on your skin at the same time as using Dalacin T. You might need to speak to your doctor about how long to wait between applications. Because this substance contains alcohol, it is important not to use it at the same time as common acne treatments that contain benzoyl peroxide, as they can have an irritating and drying effect on the skin.  If you find that Dalacin irritates or dries your skin in any way, using other skin preparations like moisturizers, soaps, cosmetics, cleansers, and toiletries may make this condition a lot worse. Be careful not to use any additional substances alongside Dalacin T without your doctor's approval. You may be able to use moisturizers after Dalacin T has dried on your skin to reduce the risk of dryness.  

The bacteria that Dalacin T fights again which is responsible for acne is increasingly becoming more resistant to antibiotics. Your doctor will help to prevent you from becoming resistant to antibiotics by making sure that he or she doesn't prescribe additional antibiotics for you to take alongside this medication. Taking multiple medications can also improve your risk of side effects.  

Where can you buy Dalacin T? 

Dalacin T is available at most registered pharmacies. 

Can you get Dalacin T without a prescription?  

It is not possible to get Dalacin T without a prescription at this time. Your doctor will need to complete a full evaluation of your medical history to determine whether this substance is safe for you to use. If Dalacin T is not appropriate for you, then your doctor may suggest an alternative. 



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Medicines.org, 2019, online, Dalacin T Topical Solution [Accessed on the 22nd of August 2019], Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1079/smpc 

MPS MedicineWise, 2019, online, Dalacin T Topical Lotion  [Accessed on the 22nd of August 2019], Available at: https://www.nps.org.au/medicine-finder/dalacin-t-topical-lotion 

Assessed by:

Dr Imran Malik, General practitioner
Registration number: GMC: 4741365

Dr Imran Malik studied undergraduate medicine at King's College University in Central London and clinical studies at the prestigious King's College Hospital. He graduated with a MBBS degree in 2000 and went on to gain postgraduate memberships with the Royal Society of Medicine and also General Practice in 2006.