DALACIN T TOPICAL LOTION

Active substance: CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

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Dalacin® T
Topical Solution/
Topical Lotion
Clindamycin phosphate

Read all of this leaflet carefully
before you start using this
medicine because it contains
important information for you.

DALACIN® T
Topical Solution
Topical Lotion

DALACIN® T
Topical Solution
Topical Lotion

GLUE PANEL

• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask
your doctor or your pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed
for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if
their signs of illness are the same as
yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet

FPO 128 - 10 mil



Package leaflet: Information for
the patient

FPO 128 - 10 mil

1. What Dalacin T is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know before you
use Dalacin T
3. How to use Dalacin T
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dalacin T
6. Contents of the pack and other
information

1. What Dalacin T is and
what it is used for
GLUE PANEL

Dalacin T contains an antibiotic called
clindamycin phosphate and comes as
either a solution or lotion. The solution
and the lotion are used on the skin to
treat acne.

2. What you need to
know before you use
Dalacin T
Do not use Dalacin T:

• if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to
clindamycin, lincomycin or to any of

the other ingredients of this medicine
(listed in section 6).
• if you have a history of
inflammatory bowel disease or
antibiotic‑associated colitis.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
using Dalacin T if you have diarrhoea
or usually get diarrhoea when you take
antibiotics.
If you develop severe or prolonged
or bloody diarrhoea during or after
using Dalacin tell your doctor
immediately since it may be necessary
to interrupt the treatment. This may
be a sign of bowel inflammation
(pseudomembranous colitis) which
can occur following treatment with
antibiotics.
Dalacin T Topical Solution contains
alcohol, which can cause burning or
irritation of your eyes. Keep it away
from your eyes, mouth, and cuts or
grazes on your skin. If you get any of
these sensitive areas, wash it away with
plenty of cool water. Take care when
using the lotion or the topical solution
around your mouth as they each have
an unpleasant taste.
Dalacin T Topical Solution is flammable.
Do not use the solution near flames or
while you are smoking.

Other medicines and Dalacin T

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking, have recently taken
or might take any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a
prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are using any
skin treatments that contain benzoyl
peroxide. These medicines should not
be used at the same time as Dalacin T.
If you are going to hospital for a
surgical procedure, tell your doctor
and/or anaesthetist if you are taking
drugs that cause paralysis of muscle
(neuromuscular blocking agents).
Warfarin or similar medicines – used to
thin the blood. You may be more likely
to have a bleed. Your doctor may need
to take regular blood tests to check how
well your blood can clot.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Tell your doctor if you will be
breast‑feeding while using Dalacin T as
the active substance in this medicine
may be passed into breast milk. Your
doctor will decide if Dalacin T is suitable
for you. Although it is not likely that a
nursing infant will take in very much of
the active substance 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.

Driving and using machines

No effects on the ability to drive or
use machines have been seen with
Dalacin T.

Dalacin T Solution contains
propylene glycol
This may cause skin irritation.

Dalacin T Lotion contains
cetostearyl alcohol and methyl
parahydroxybenzoate

Cetostearyl alcohol may cause local
skin reactions such as dermatitis
(an inflammation of the skin). Methyl
parahydroxybenzoate may cause
allergic reactions that can be delayed.

3. How to use Dalacin T

Always use this medicine exactly as
your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if
you are not sure.
Usually, you should use this medicine
twice a day, shake the bottle well before
use. Wash the affected area and put on
a thin film of solution or lotion.
The Dalacin T Solution bottle has an
automatic pad dispenser. Gently apply a
thin film onto your skin using the pad on
the applicator.
The Dalacin T Lotion bottle has a
dispensing cap. Wash your hands
before and after use and dry them,
apply a thin film of the lotion by gently
rubbing it into your skin, you may use a

cotton pad for this or you can use your
fingers. Always replace the cap after
use.

If you forget to apply Dalacin T
Do not worry if you miss one or two
applications; just carry on as soon as
you remember.

If you stop using Dalacin T

Do not stop using Dalacin T as soon
as your acne starts to get better. Ask
your doctor when you should stop the
treatment.
If you have any further questions on the
use of this medicine, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine
can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor immediately if you
develop severe, persistent or bloody
diarrhoea (which may be associated
with stomach pain or fever). This is an
uncommon side effect which may occur
after treatment with antibiotics and can
be a sign of serious bowel inflammation.
Dalacin T Topical Solution may make
your skin dry (very common side effect).
Other side effects that have been
seen with Dalacin T Topical Lotion
and Dalacin T Topical Solution are:
Very common: may affect more than
1 in 10 people
• Skin irritation (may cause symptoms
such as burning, itching, peeling),
hives
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10
people
• Oily skin
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in
100 people (only seen with Dalacin T
Topical solution)
• Gastrointestinal disturbances (may
cause symptoms such as diarrhoea,
and nausea)
Frequency not known, but may also
occur
• Severe acne (also known as
gram‑negative folliculitis), stinging of
the eye, stomach pain, inflammation
of the skin caused by contact with
irritants or allergens

• Dalacin T Topical lotion may cause
gastrointestinal disturbances (with
symptoms such as diarrhoea and
nausea)

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You
can also report side effects directly
via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.

5. How to store Dalacin T

• Keep this medicine out of the sight
and reach of children.
• Do not use this medicine after the
expiry date which is stated on the
bottle and carton after EXP. The
expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not throw away any medicines via
wastewater or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help to protect the
environment.

Dalacin T Solution is a clear colourless
solution in a plastic bottle with an
automatic pad dispenser and cap.
Bottles contain either 30 ml, 50 ml or
60 ml of Dalacin T Solution.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Pharmacia Limited, Ramsgate Road,
Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ, UK.

Manufacturer

Pfizer Service Company BVBA
Hoge Wei
1930 Zaventem
Belgium.

Company Contact Address:

For further information on your medicine
contact Medical Information at Pfizer
Limited in Walton Oaks, Tadworth,
Surrey. Tel: 01304 616161.
This leaflet was last revised in 06/2014.
Ref: DA15_0
PAA051748

6. Contents of the pack
and other information
What Dalacin T contains

The active substance is clindamycin
phosphate. Each ml of Dalacin T
lotion or solution contains 10 mg of
clindamycin.
The other ingredients are:
• Lotion: glycerol, sodium lauroyl
sarcosinate, stearic acid, tegin,
cetostearyl alcohol, isostearyl
alcohol, methylparaben and water.
• Solution: isopropyl alcohol,
propylene glycol, hydrochloric acid,
sodium hydroxide and water.

What Dalacin T looks like and
contents of the pack

Dalacin T Lotion is a white to off-white
aqueous emulsion in a plastic bottle
with a dispensing cap. Bottles contain
30 ml or 60 ml of Dalacin Topical Lotion.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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