Dalacin 2% Cream is a white cream which contains the active ingredient Clindamycin Phosphate. It is used to treat bacterial vaginosis which is a bacterial infection of the vagina. The cream can be used for either three days or the full seven day course, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
Dalacin 2% Cream should be kept out of reach and sight of children. It should not be stored above 25 degrees celcius.
When using the Dalacin 2% Cream, you should make sure to follow the directions given to you by the doctor. Always wash your hands before using the cream. Remove the cap from the tube. Screw one of the disposable plastic applicators where the cap has been removed. Holding the tube from the bottom, squeeze gently and force the cream into the applicator. When the plunger stops moving, the applicator is full.
Lie on your back, firmly grasping the applicator barrel and insert gently into the vagina as far as possible without causing discomfort. Slowly push the plunger until it stops and all the cream has been expelled. Once done, dispose of the applicator, preferably wrapped in paper before disposal. Wash your hands after each application.
If you use more cream than you should, or if you accidentally swallow the cream, please speak to your doctor straight away. If you miss a dose, do not worry. If it is nearly time for the next application, miss the forgotten one. Do not double dose. Make sure to finish the entire prescribed course, even if symptoms start getting better earlier than expected.
The active ingredient in the Dalacin cream is Clindamycin Phosphate. The other ingredients are Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Liquid Paraffin and Water.
Dalacin 2% Cream should not be used if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medicine or if you suffer with a history of inflammatory bowel disease or antibiotic-associated colitis.
Before using this medication, make sure the doctor is aware if you have diarrhoea or usually get diarrhoea when you take antibiotics. If you delelop severe, prolonged or bloody diarrhoea during or after using the cream, speak to your doctor immediately.
Sexual intercourse is not recommended during treatment with Dalacin Cream. Condoms and diaphragms may be weaken by the cream, so do not rely on these forms of contraception for 72 hours after treatment. The use of other vaginal products, such as tampons or douches during treatment is not recommended.
You should make sure to mention if you are taking any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, especially if you are currently taking erythromycin - another antibiotic - or warfarin tablets - used to thin the blood.
If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, you should speak to your GP before using Dalacin as it isn't recommended to use Dalacin 2% Cream in the first three months of pregnancy. You should tell your doctor if you will be breast-feeding while using Dalacin 2% Cream as the active ingredient may be passed into breast milk. Although it is not likely that a nursing infant will take in very much of the active ingredient from the milk it drinks, if your baby gets bloodstained diarrhoea or shows any signs of illness, tell your doctor at once. You should stop breast-feeding if this happens.
As with all medicines, Dalacin 2% Cream can cause some side effects, although not everybody gets them. Please read the information leaflet regarding potential side effects. If you experience any odd side effects whilst using the cream or any of the side effects get severe, speak to your doctor.
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