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DALACIN C 150 MG CAPSULES

Active substance(s): CLINDAMYCIN

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Dalacin® C 150 mg Capsules /
Clindamycin 150 mg Capsules
(clindamycin hydrochloride)
This product is available as any of the above but will be referred to as Dalacin throughout this leaflet.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
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What Dalacin is and what it is used for
Before you take Dalacin
How to take Dalacin
Possible side effects
How to store Dalacin
Further information

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

2. 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.

Take special care with Dalacin
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following
conditions to help him or her decide if Dalacin is
suitable for you:
• 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
antibiotics.
• you suffer from problems with your kidneys or
liver.
• you suffer from asthma, eczema or hayfever.
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.

Taking other medicines
Some medicines can affect the way this medicine
works, or the medicine itself can reduce the
effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same
time. These include:

• erythromycin (an antibiotic).
• muscle relaxants used for operations.
• oral contraceptive pills. You should use extra
contraception such as condoms whilst taking
Dalacin and for seven days after taking Dalacin.
• 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.
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines including
medicines obtained without a prescription.

Taking Dalacin with food and drink
The capsules may be taken either before or after a
meal.

Pregnancy
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.

Breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you will be breast-feeding while
taking Dalacin as the active substance in this
medicine may be passed into breast milk. Your
doctor will decide if Dalacin is appropriate 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.

Important information about some of the
ingredients of Dalacin Capsules
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 Dalacin exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure how to take this
medicine.
Dalacin Capsules should always be swallowed
whole and washed down with a full glass of water.

Adults and Elderly Patients
The recommended dose of Dalacin is between 150
and 450mg (1 to 3 capsules) every 6 hours,
depending on the severity of your infection.

Children
The recommended dose in children is between 3
and 6mg per kg every six hours, depending on the
severity of the infection. Your doctor will work out
the number of capsules that your child should
have.

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.

• Effects on your blood system: reduced
numbers of blood cells which may cause
bruising or bleeding or weaken the immune
system
• Effects on your liver: poor liver function
• Effects on your genital area: inflammation of
the vagina.

Reporting of side effects

Long term use can also make you more likely to
get other infections that do not respond to Dalacin
treatment.

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.

If you take more Dalacin Capsules than
you should

5. How to store Dalacin

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 miss a dose of 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.

• Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not use Dalacin after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and blister labels. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.
• If your medicine becomes discoloured or show
signs of any deterioration, consult your doctor or
pharmacist who will tell you what to do.

6. Further information
What Dalacin contain
Each capsule contains clindamycin hydrochloride
equivalent to 150 mg of clindamycin.

4. Possible side effects

The other ingredients are lactose, corn starch, talc
and magnesium stearate.

Like all medicines, Dalacin can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.

What Dalacin look like and contents of the
pack

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.
• signs of a severe allergic reaction such as
sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing,
swelling of eyelids, face or lips, 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
(jaundice).
Other possible side effects may include:
• Effects on your nervous system: impaired
sense of taste
• Effects on your skin: reddening of the skin,
skin rash, itching (hives)
• Effects on your stomach and intestines:
throat ulcers, sore throat, feeling sick, being
sick, stomach pain and diarrhoea

Dalacin are white hard capsules containing white
powder, with markings ‘CLIN 150’ on the body and
'Pfizer’ on the cap in black ink.
Dalacin is available in blister packs of 24 capsules.
PL: 15814/1165

POM

Manufactured by Pfizer PGM, Poce-sur-Cisse,
France OR Fareva Amboise, Poce-sur-Cisse,

France.
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by
the Product Licence holder:
O.P.D. Laboratories Ltd., Unit 6 Colonial Way,
Watford, Herts WD24 4PR.
Leaflet revision and issue date (Ref.): 04.04.2016.
Dalacin is a registered trademark of Pfizer
Enterprises Sarl.
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large
print or audio please call: 01923 332 796.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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