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DALACIN C 150MG CAPSULES

Active substance(s): CLINDAMYCIN / CLINDAMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE

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USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

Dalacin® C 150mg Capsules
(clindamycin hydrochloride)
Patient Information Leaflet

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This medicine is known as the above name but will usually be referred to as Dalacin in 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:
1. What Dalacin is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Dalacin
3. How to take Dalacin
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dalacin
6. Further information

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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, Dalacin 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.
• 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).

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5. How to store Dalacin
Dalacin C 150 mg Capsules should not be stored above 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.
If your doctor tells you to stop using Dalacin Capsules, please take any remaining medicine back to
the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the capsules if your doctor tells you to.
If your medicine becomes discoloured you should consult your pharmacist who will advise you
what to do.
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton or blister label. 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.

6. Further information
What Dalacin C 150mg Capsules contain
The active substance is clindamycin hydrochloride. Each capsule contains 150mg of clindamycin (as the
hydrochloride).
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, talc, magnesium stearate, gelatin, titanium
dioxide (E171) and black printing ink.

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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.

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What Dalacin C 150mg Capsules look like and contents of the pack
Dalacin C 150mg Capsules are hard, gelatin capsules with a white cap marked ‘Pfizer’ in black ink and a
white body marked 'clin 150' in black ink.
Dalacin C 150mg Capsules are available in blister packs of 16 and 24 capsules.
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This product is manufactured by Pfizer Kft., Budapest, Hungary, or, Pfizer PGM, Zone Industrielle 29
Route-des-Industries, 37530 Poce-sur-Cisse, France and procured from within the EU and repackaged by
the Product Licence holder:
Waymade Plc, Miles Gray Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3FR.
Leaflet revision and issue date (Ref.) 11.08.2014
Dalacin® is a registered trademark of Pfizer Limited.

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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
• 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.




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THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

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.

WE CANNOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS IN THIS PROOF AFTER APPROVAL. THE ARTWORK RECEIVED HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
ADJUSTED, REVISED OR RESET BY US FROM DISK OR HARD COPY. WHILST WE TAKE EXTREME CARE AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE ACCURACY, THE FINAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUST BE TAKEN BY OUR CUSTOMER. IF YOU SIGN THIS PROOF YOU ARE SIGNIFYING FULL APPROVAL OF DESIGN AND TEXT.

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If you take more Dalacin capsules than you should
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.

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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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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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