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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Dalacin® C

75 mg Capsules

clindamycin hydrochloride

Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start taking this medicine because
it contains important information for
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or 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 or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.

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

• muscle relaxants used for operations
(neuromuscular blockers).
• oral contraceptive pills. You should use
extra contraception such as condoms whilst
taking Dalacin and for seven days after taking
• 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
• CYP3A4 or CYP3A5 inducers like rifampicin
may impact effectiveness of the medicine.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or think you might be
pregnant you should contact your doctor
before taking Dalacin.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine.
Tell your doctor if you will be breast-feeding
while taking Dalacin as clindamycin may be
passed into breast milk. Your doctor will decide
if Dalacin is appropriate for you. If you continue
to take Dalacin, you should stop breast-feeding.

1. What Dalacin is and what it is used
Driving and using machines
Dalacin contains clindamycin hydrochloride
which is an antibiotic used in the treatment of
serious bacterial infections.

2. What you need to know before you
take Dalacin
Do not take Dalacin
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
clindamycin, lincomycin or to any of the other
ingredients in this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
Dalacin if:
• you have diarrhoea or usually get diarrhoea
when you take antibiotics or have ever
suffered from problems with your stomach or
intestines. 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
• you suffer from problems with your kidneys or
• you suffer from asthma, eczema or hayfever.
• you develop any severe skin reactions or
hypersensitivity to Dalacin.
Dalacin does not get into the brain and is
therefore not suitable for treating serious
infections in and around the brain. Your doctor
may need to give you another antibiotic if you
have these infections.
Other medicines and Dalacin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist or nurse if you
are taking, have recently taken or might take
any other medicines:
• erythromycin (an antibiotic).

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

Dalacin Capsules contain lactose
Dalacin Capsules contains lactose a type of
sugar. If you have been told that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your
doctor before taking this medicinal product.

3. How to take Dalacin
Always take this medicine exactly as your
doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
Dalacin Capsules should always be swallowed
whole with a full glass of water.

Adults and Elderly Patients
The recommended dose of Dalacin is between
150 and 450mg (2 to 6 capsules) every 6 hours,
depending on the severity of your infection.
Use in children
This medicine is used for children who are able
to swallow capsules. The recommended dose
in children is between 12 and 25 mg / kg / day
of bodyweight, divided into six hourly doses,
depending on the severity of the infection. Your
doctor will work out the number of capsules
that your child should have. If your child is
unable to swallow capsules, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist.
Long term use of Dalacin
If you have to take Dalacin for a long time, your
doctor may arrange regular liver, kidney and
blood tests. Do not miss these check-ups with
your doctor.
Long term use can also make you more likely
to get other infections that do not respond to
Dalacin treatment.

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If you take more Dalacin Capsules than you
If you accidentally take too many Dalacin Capsules
contact your doctor at once or go to the nearest
hospital casualty department. Always take the
labelled medicine package with you, whether there
are any Dalacin Capsules left or not. Do not take
any more capsules until your doctor tells you to.
If you forget to take Dalacin
If the forgotten dose is just a few hours late, use it
straight away. If it is nearly time for your next dose
miss out the forgotten one. Do not take a double
dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking Dalacin
If you stop taking the medicine too soon your
infection may come back again or get worse.
Do not stop taking Dalacin unless your doctor tells
you to.
If you have any further questions on how to take
this product, 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 during or after completing treatment with
antibiotics and can be a sign of serious bowel
inflammation or pseudomembranous colitis.
• signs of a severe allergic reaction such as
sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing,
dizziness, swelling of the eyelids or face or lips
or throat or tongue, rash or itching (especially
affecting the whole body).
• blistering and peeling of large areas of skin, fever,
cough, feeling unwell and swelling of the gums,
tongue or lips.
• yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
• Potentially life threatening skin rashes:
-- a widespread rash with blistering and peeling
of large areas of skin, particularly around
the mouth, nose, eyes or genitals, known
as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, or a more
severe form with extensive peeling of the skin
(more than 30% of the body surface) known
as toxic epidermal necrolysis,
-- a rare skin eruption that is characterised
by the rapid appearance of areas of red
skin studded with small pustules (small
blisters filled with white/yellow fluid) (Acute
Generalised Exanthematous Pustulosis
-- skin rash, which may blister, and looks like
small targets (central dark spots surrounded
by a paler area, with a dark ring around the
edge - erythema multiforme)
-- widespread red skin rash with small
pus-containing blisters (bullous exfoliative
-- fever, swollen lymph nodes or skin rash,
these may be symptoms of a condition
known as DRESS (Drug reaction with
eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) and
can be severe and life-threatening.
Other possible side effects may include:

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• abnormal liver function tests (poor liver function)
• pain in the stomach / abdomen, diarrhoea.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100
• feeling sick or being sick
• rash- characterized by a flat red area on the
skin that is covered with small bumps, hives,

Frequency cannot be estimated from the
available data:
• infection inside and around the vagina
• inflammation of the large intestine which
causes abdominal pain, fever or diarrhoea
due to infection by Clostridium difficile.
• effects on your blood system: reduced numbers
of blood cells which may cause bruising or
bleeding or weaken the immune system
• changes in the way things taste
• inflammation of the lining of the oesophagus
(gullet), open sores or lesions in the lining of
the oesophagus (gullet)
• yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
• red or scaly skin (exfoliative dermatitis), red
measles-like rash (rash morbilliform), itching.
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: or search for MHRA
Yellow card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store Dalacin
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
• Do not use Dalacin C Capsules after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton and blister labels. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Store below 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.

6. Contents of the pack and other
What Dalacin C Capsules contain
The active substance is clindamycin hydrochloride.
Each capsule contains clindamycin hydrochloride
equivalent to 75mg of clindamycin.
The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch,
talc, magnesium stearate.
Capsule: gelatin, indigo carmine (E132), quinoline
yellow (E104) and titanium dioxide (E171).
Printing ink: shellac, soya lecithin, dimeticone
(Antifoam DC 1510).
What Dalacin C Capsules look like and
contents of the pack
Dalacin C Capsules are hard capsules coloured
green/white and with markings of ‘CLIN 75’ and
Dalacin C Capsules 75 mg are available in blister
packs of 24 and 100 capsules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Pfizer Limited,
Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9NJ,
Fareva Amboise,
Zone Industrielle, 29 route des Industries,
37530 Pocé-sur-Cisse,
Company Contact address:
If you have any comments on the way this leaflet
is written, please contact Medical Information at
Pfizer Limited in Walton Oaks, Tadworth, Surrey.
Tel: 01304 616161.
This leaflet was last revised in 10/2017.
Ref: DA 11_2 Caps 75mg UK

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