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Dalacin T

What is Dalacin T?

Dalacin T solution is a liquid that is applied directly to the skin to treat acne. It contains an antibiotic called clindamycin.

Clindamycin is classed as a "tetracycline" antibiotic - this is the most commonly used type of antibiotic for the infections that are associated with acne. Antibiotics that are applied to the skin in this way are particularly suitable for people who cannot take - or do not wish to take - an antibiotic orally. The Pharmacy2U Online Doctor Service offers a confidential and convenient consultation service for Acne, that could lead to Dalacin T solution being prescribed.

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Dalacin T Lotion Dalacin T Lotion £0.21 per ml Prescription only Start consultation
Dalacin T Solution Dalacin T Solution £0.18 per ml Prescription only Start consultation

How do I use Dalacin T?

Dalacin T solution is usually applied to the affected area twice a day, after washing. The medicine comes in a bottle, with a pad on the top of the bottle that makes it easy to apply the liquid to the skin. As long as you are happy with Dalacin-T solution, the treatment should last for at least six months. However, after that time, it should not be continued for longer than is necessary. Your doctor can help you to decide when would be a good time to stop using it, should you find you need further help.

It can irritate the eyes and so should be used carefully on this part of the face, and around the mouth too as it has an unpleasant taste. Keep it away from flames and don't use it while you are smoking, as the liquid in the bottle is flammable.

Is Dalacin T suitable for me?

There are some situations where Dalacin T solution should be used with caution or would not be recommended, for example, in patients who have a history of inflammatory bowel disease, or a history of bowel problems related to antibiotics. It is not usually used at the same time as any other treatments for acne. If it doesn't work for you, talk to your doctor as a different acne treatment might be better.

Tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines, either from your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy. Dalacin T solution may not be suitable or may need to be used with caution if you are taking some medicines, such as other treatments or creams for acne, especially ones containing benzoyl peroxide. It will not be suitable if you are allergic to clindamycin or other tetracycline antibiotics, or any of the other ingredients.

What are the side effects of Dalacin T?

Like all medicines, Dalacin T solution can cause side effects, although not everybody will experience them. Side effects that are considered to be common include skin dryness and irritation, itching, or skin oiliness. Less commonly, stomach upsets have been reported. In rare cases, you may experience bad diarrhoea, or diarrhoea containing blood - if this happens you should stop using Dalacin T immediately and talk to your doctor, because it might be a sign of a bowel inflammation.

For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment. The leaflet can also be viewed online here. Start Consultation Consultations are available through our convenient and confidential Online Doctor service, which could lead to Dalacin T being prescribed, click below to start.

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