Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common
questions about DALACIN T. It does
not contain all the available
information. It does not take the
place of talking to your doctor or
All medicines have risks and
benefits. Your doctor has weighed
the risks of you using DALACIN T
against the benefits they expect it
will have for you.
If you have any concerns about
using this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What DALACIN T is
DALACIN T is an antibiotic lotion
used on the skin to help treat acne.
DALACIN T works by decreasing
acne lesions and/or stopping the
growth of skin bacteria that cause
DALACIN T is not addictive.
This medicine is available only with
a doctor's prescription.
When you must not use it
Do not use DALACIN T:
if you have an allergy to:
clindamycin or lincomycin
any of the ingredients listed at
the end of this leaflet
Symptoms of an allergic reaction
may include skin rash and itching.
if the packaging shows signs of
if the expiry date (EXP) printed
on the pack has passed.
If you are not sure whether you
should start using DALACIN T,
contact your doctor.
Before you start to use it
You must tell your doctor if:
you have any allergies to:
any other medicines
any other substances, such as
foods, preservatives or dyes
you are pregnant or intend to
you are breast-feeding or plan
you have or have had any other
medical conditions, including:
If you have not told your doctor
about any of the above, tell them
before you use DALACIN T.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor if you are taking any
other medicines, including medicines
you buy without a prescription from
a pharmacy, supermarket or health
Some medicines may interfere with
DALACIN T. These include:
the antibiotic erythromycin
medicines (certain agents used for
muscle relaxation in anaesthesia)
These medicines may be affected by
DALACIN T or may affect how well
it works. You may need different
amounts of your medicine or you
may need to take different medicines.
Your doctor will advise you.
Your doctor or pharmacist may have
more information on medicines to be
careful with or avoid while using
How to use DALACIN
How much to use and how
to use it
Shake the bottle immediately before
use. Apply a thin layer twice a day to
the affected areas of the skin.
Avoid contact with eyes, lips and
Follow all directions given to you
by your doctor and pharmacist
They may differ from the
information contained in this leaflet.
If you do not understand the
instructions on the label, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for help.
How long to use it
Continue using DALACIN T for as
long as your doctor recommends.
If you are not sure how long you
should be using DALACIN T,
check with your doctor.
If your acne does not improve within
6 weeks, or if it becomes worse,
contact your doctor. However,
treatment of acne may take up to 8 to
12 weeks before full improvement is
If you forget to use it
Apply DALACIN T Lotion when
you remember, unless it is almost
time for your next application, in
which case wait and apply at the next
If you use too much
If you use too much DALACIN T,
you may experience some of the side
effects listed below under side
While you are using
Things you must do
If you become pregnant while you
are using DALACIN T, tell your
If you are about to start taking any
new medicines, tell your doctor and
pharmacist that you are using
Things you must not do
Do not give DALACIN T to anyone
else, even if they have the same
condition as you.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as
soon as possible if you do not feel
well while you are using DALACIN
Check with your doctor as soon as
possible if you have any problems
while using DALACIN T, even if
you do not think they are
connected with the medicine or are
not listed in this leaflet.
Like other medicines, DALACIN T
can cause some side effects. If they
occur, most are likely to be minor
and temporary. However, some may
be serious and need medical
Do not be alarmed by this list of
possible side effects. You may not
experience any of them.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to
answer any questions you may
Tell your doctor if you notice any
of the following and they worry
skin irritation (burning, redness,
stomach upset (diarrhoea, nausea,
These side effects are usually mild.
Tell your doctor immediately if
you notice any of the following side
effects during use, or several weeks
after stopping treatment with
severe stomach cramps
watery and severe diarrhoea,
which may also be bloody
fever, in combination with one or
both of the above
These are rare but serious side
effects. DALACIN T can change
bacteria, which are normally present
in the bowel and harmless, to
multiply and therefore cause the
above symptoms. You may need
urgent medical attention. This side
effect is rare.
Do not take any diarrhoea medicine
without first checking with your
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you
don't understand anything in this list.
Other side effects not listed above
may also occur in some patients.
Tell your doctor if you notice
anything else that is making you
After using DALACIN
Keep DALACIN T in a cool, dry
place where the temperature stays
Do not store it, or any other
medicine, in a bathroom or near a
sink. Do not leave it in the car or on
window sills. Heat and dampness can
destroy some medicines.
Keep DALACIN T where children
cannot reach it.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-
a-half metres above the ground is a
good place to store medicines.
If your doctor tells you to stop using
DALACIN T, ask your pharmacist
what to do with any lotion left over.
What it looks like
DALACIN T is a white to off-white
lotion. It is available in a 60 mL
DALACIN T Lotion contains
clindamycin phosphate equivalent to
clindamycin 10 mg/mL as the active
It also contains glycerol, sodium
lauroyl sarcosinate, stearic acid,
glyceryl monostearate, mono- and di-
glycerides, potassium hydroxide,
cetostearyl alcohol, isostearyl
alcohol, purified water and methyl
DALACIN T can be identified by the
Australian Register Number, AUST
R 67060, which is found on the
DALACIN T is supplied in Australia
Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 50 008 422 348
38-42 Wharf Road
West Ryde NSW 2114
Toll Free number: 1800 675 229
This leaflet was revised in May 2016
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