Dalacin T is a unique topical lotion with an antibiotic as it is active ingredient – clindamycin phosphate – which helps it battle against the common bacteria that are responsible for the inflammation, spots and other issues that come with acne. Clindamycin phosphate belongs to a group of lincomycin antibiotics which also help to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria. Dalacin T can calm your skin and help you to achieve a smoother complexion over time. It works by attacking the propionibacterium acnes that feed on the natural oils that your skin produces. These bacteria produce fatty acids and waste products that irritate the skin, causing inflammation and spots. Dalacin T reduces the amount of bacteria on the skin and gives the 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 is important to be patient when using this treatment and follow your doctor's instructions exactly. Dalacin T is a form of common acne medication that contains the active ingredient clindamycin – an antibiotic which helps to get rid of the bacteria that may be causing acne and inflammation on the skin.
What is Dalacin T?
Dalacin T is a unique topical lotion with an antibiotic as it is active ingredient – clindamycin phosphate – which helps it battle against the common bacteria that are responsible for the inflammation, spots and other issues that come with acne. Clindamycin phosphate belongs to a group of lincomycin antibiotics which also help to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria. Dalacin T can calm your skin and help you to achieve a smoother complexion over time. It works by attacking the propionibacterium acnes that feed on the natural oils that your skin produces. These bacteria produce fatty acids and waste products that irritate the skin, causing inflammation and spots. Dalacin T reduces the amount of bacteria on the skin and gives the 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 is 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, and 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 happens most often during puberty. When your hormones begin to change, this can lead to adjustments in your skin. In addition, this condition may get worse during the menopause, when women’s hormones change again. Some of the symptoms of acne include oily and shiny skin, blackheads, clogged pores and inflammation. You will begin to notice pimples when your clogged pores are infected with the bacteria that feed on the oils in your skin. Clindamycin, the active ingredient in Dalacin T, is a tetracycline antibiotic that is specifically suited to fighting against the bacteria that cause 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. It needs to be applied 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, ideally when you wake up and then a short time before going to bed.
When you are 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 increase your chances of breaking the skin. Gently dab the dispenser at the top of the Dalacin T bottle onto your skin to apply the 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 gel or Dalacin T lotion is an application 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 Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion than your doctor recommends to the skin. This will not cause your acne to clear up faster, but could instead increase the chances of side effects.
Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue using Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion 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 gel or Dalacin T lotion to treat acne will not experience any side effects at all. If the symptoms that arise when taking Dalacin T are mild, 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 of 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, and you might also experience contact dermatitis when using Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion. If any of the symptoms you experience persist or worsen, contact your doctor. It is 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 should you not use Dalacin T?
Dalacin T gel and Dalacin T lotion are suitable for use by 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 based on 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 such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. This drug is not suitable for people who are allergic to antibiotics such as clindamycin or lincomycin. Do not use Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before first telling your doctor.
At this time, it is not known whether Dalacin T is harmful when used during pregnancy. Although scientists believe that this substance is not harmful to a baby when nursing, your doctor might suggest using another form of medication should you be concerned. If you are going to use Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion when breastfeeding, make sure that you do not apply it to your chest or nipple. This will reduce the risk of your baby coming into direct contact with the medication. If after using Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion and breastfeeding, your child experiences symptoms of illness such as diarrhoea, 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 gel or Dalacin T lotion, and make sure that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about every substance you are taking alongside this product, including 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 such as moisturizers, soaps, cosmetics, cleansers and toiletries may make this condition significantly 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 responsible for acne that Dalacin T fights are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Your doctor will help to prevent you from becoming resistant to antibiotics by not prescribing additional antibiotics for you to take alongside this medication. Taking multiple medications can also increase the risk of side effects.
Where can you buy Dalacin T?
Dalacin T gel and Dalacin T lotion are available at most registered pharmacies.
Can you get Dalacin T without a prescription?
It is not possible to obtain Dalacin T gel or Dalacin T lotion 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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