What is Dalacin Cream?
Dalacin cream contains the active ingredient clindamycin. Dalacin (clindamycin) cream is a topical antibiotic treatment that is used to treat bacterial infections. Dalacin Cream is an internal vaginal antibiotic cream. It is used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (a bacterial infection of the vagina).
How does Dalacin Cream work?
Dalacin cream is exclusively for internal use in the vagina. Dalacin Cream kills the bacteria which cause bacterial vaginosis (BV). The active ingredient in Dalacin Cream is clindamycin. Dalacin vaginal cream prevents the bad bacteria from making proteins. This stops the bacteria from growing and reproducing, ultimately causing the bacteria to die. Dalacin vaginal cream is an effective treatment for bacterial vaginosis.
How do you use it?
You will need to use Dalacin Cream for 7 consecutive days. Dalacin Cream comes with an applicator for you to insert the cream into your vagina. Each dose of vaginal cream (5 grams) should be inserted at night just before bed.
In order to properly administer Dalacin Cream, follow these steps:
- Squeeze the tube gently so that the cream is forced into the applicator (the plunger will stop moving once the applicator is full)
- Unscrew the applicator and insert as far as is comfortable into the vagina
- Slowly push the applicator plunger until all the cream has been inserted into the vagina
- Dispose of the used applicator and empty tube
Your symptoms are likely to improve within 2 to 3 days of treatment. You will need to complete the entire course of vaginal cream you have been prescribed. This is to ensure the bacterial vaginosis infection doesn’t return.
Remember to wash your hands before and immediately after using the vaginal cream.
How effective is Dalacin Cream?
While Dalacin Cream is an effective way of treating BV (bacterial vaginosis), many women are likely to have symptoms again within three months of successfully completing treatment.
What are the main side effects?
Please ensure you carefully read the patient information leaflet accompanied with Dalacin (clindamycin). Like all medication, there is some risk of side effects when taking clindamycin cream. However, these side effects are usually only mild to moderate and only last a short duration. The more common side effects are:
- Local skin inflammation and irritation
- Irritation to the vagina or cervix
- Nausea or vomiting
If you experience unusual symptoms whilst using the vaginal cream please contact your doctor.
Please read the patient information leaflet for a list of less common side effects.
You can not use Dalacin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. It is also not suitable for patients who have suffered from inflammatory bowel disease or colitis caused by antibiotics.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you have sex whilst using Dalacin (Clindamycin) vaginal cream?
No. You cannot have sexual intercourse during treatment. If you decide to have sex while undergoing treatment with Dalacin vaginal cream, it is important that you do not rely on a barrier contraceptive such as a condom or diaphragm for contraception.
Can you wear a condom and have sex during treatment?
Dalacin vaginal cream causes damage to condoms. The vaginal cream weakens the material that condoms and diaphragms are made of. This damage greatly increases the risk of contraceptive failure. You should not use a barrier method for contraception until 72 hours after your last dose of the cream.
Can you use Dalacin vaginal cream in pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Clindamycin vaginal cream may not be the best treatment for you.
When do I need to seek medical attention?
If you develop severe or bloody diarrhoea during your treatment, stop using Dalacin vaginal cream and speak to your doctor.
Can you buy Dalacin (clindamycin) cream online?
Yes, you can buy Dalacin cream online from Instant eCare online Pharmacy.
Is it safe to buy Dalacin cream online?
It is safe to buy Dalacin Cream online from Instant eCare pharmacy. Simply complete our free medical consultation to ensure that Dalacin is safe for you to use. When buying medicines online always check that you are buying from a registered online pharmacy. Instant eCare can not attest to the legitimacy of any other online pharmacies.
Can you buy Dalacin cream OTC (over the counter)?
You cannot you buy Dalacin cream over the counter.
When you should STOP using Clindamycin (Dalacin) cream?
Stop using the cream straight away and seek immediate medical attention from a doctor or from the Accident and Emergency Department if you experience the following side effects:
- Severe, long-lasting or bloody diarrhoea, sometimes with a fever or stomach pains (the sign of bowel inflammation: an uncommon but serious side effect following antibiotic treatment)
- Hives or a measle-like rash on the skin
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing (signs of an allergic reaction)