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Dalacin-T Lotion

Dalacin-T Lotion (60ml)

Order before 4pm for delivery from Fri. 14 Dec.

Dalacin-T lotion - Topical antibiotic acne treatment

Dalacin-T lotion contains the antibiotic, clindamycin. It is available online from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor to treat acne following a free online consultation. It is applied to the affected areas twice daily and helps to kill the bacteria that cause acne and clear up your condition over a number of months.

Dalacin-T - Important Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Dalacin-T lotion is available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy Online Doctor service, following a free consultation, to help to treat acne. To find out more about acne and see all the available treatments, see our Acne page.

Dalacin T topical lotion is an antibiotic acne treatment that contains the active ingredient clindamycin phosphate. Clindamycin is an antibiotic medicine used to treat bacterial infections. Dalacin T topical lotion is mainly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris and is available in a 50ml bottle. The lotion itself is a clear, colourless, aqueous lotion. Dalacin T topical lotion is manufactured by Pharmacia, who are part of the Pfizer group.

Dalacin-T topical lotion works by inhibiting acne-causing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria are unable to replicate and increase in numbers. After treating the affected skin topically with clindamycin, any remaining bacteria will eventually die out or be destroyed by the body’s natural immune system.

The bacteria associated with causing acne is called Propionibacterium. This is a very common type of bacteria that can be found naturally on a person’s skin. Propionibacterium feeds on sebum, which is a natural oil produced by the sebaceous glands. When propionibacterium feeds on sebum it produces waste products and fatty acids. These waste products can irritate the sebaceous glands, causing them to become inflamed. This inflammation can cause spots to appear. Dalacin-T topical lotion works by preventing propionibacterium from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria are unable to replicate and increase in numbers. Treating this type of acne with Dalacin-T lotion will result in the reduction of propionibacterium, bringing any inflammation under control and allowing the skin to heal naturally. After treating the affected skin topically with Clindamycin, any remaining bacteria will eventually die out or be destroyed by the body’s natural immune system.

Dalacin-T lotion can dry the skin so it is particularly good to treat acne where the skin is also greasy. It is applied directly to the affected areas twice daily via the pad dispenser provided with each bottle. It will usually requires a few weeks of treatment before the condition of the skin noticeably improves.

Do not squeeze your spots or try to ‘dig out’ blackheads. It can make your acne worse and even cause permanent scarring.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Directions

  • Dalacin-T lotion should be applied to the affected areas twice daily, after washing with a mild cleanser.
  • Gently apply to all areas of affected skin, not just the individual spots.
  • To get the best effects from Dalacin-T lotion it is important that it is used regularly for a number of continuous months. Continue to use Dalacin-T for ONE to TWO months after acne has cleared. Improvement should be seen after a few weeks.

Side effects

Dalacin-T can cause some side effects in a small number of people. These are most likely to occur as your skin is getting used to the treatment. They can include skin irritation, itching, drying, or oily skin. You may wish to skip the treatment for a day if you experience these side effects to give your skin time to recover.

Like all topical preparations there is the potential that you may be allergic to Dalacin-T lotion. We recommend you do a spot test before commencing treatment.

Ingredients

Each 1ml of Dalacin-T topical lotion contains the equivalent of 10mg Clindamycin.

Dalacin-T topical lotion also contains the following excipients:

Glycerol, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, stearic acid, tegin, cetostearyl alcohol, isostearyl alcohol, methylparaben and water.

Warnings

Dalacin-T solution should not cause a harmful interaction with any of your other current medicines. Dalacin-T should not be used with other acne treatments containing benzoyl peroxide as they can have additive drying effects. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for further information.

Dalacin-T has drying effect on the skin so it is important to try to ensure that any toiletries containing alcohol or other skin-drying ingredients are not used.

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 after treatment with antibiotics and can be a sign of serious bowel inflammation or pseudomembranous colitis.

Delivery & Shipping Information

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 working day - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 4pm the same working day. Any orders received after 4pm or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. We aim to dispatch all DPD orders placed before 3pm on the same working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 5.30pm the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 5.30pm to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 5.30pm to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Acne?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Dalacin-T contain?

    Dalacin-T solution contains clindamycin 10mg/1ml. Clindamycin is an antibiotic that helps to kill the bacteria living on the skin that contribute to acne. 

  • How do I use Dalacin-T?

    In adults and children 18 years and over, you should gently dab Dalacin-T onto the affected areas of skin twice daily. You should cover the whole affected area, not just the individual spots. If you find that Dalacin-T causes irritation to your skin initially, reduce the applications to once daily until the irritation passes and then slowly increase back to twice daily applications.

  • Can I use other Acne treatments with Dalacin-T lotion?

    You should not combine Dalacin-T with other antibiotic acne treatments such as Tetralysal (lymecycline), Minocin (minocycline) or Zineryt lotion. Dalacin-T can be used with other acne creams (such as those containing benzoyl peroxide) although this is not normally necessary.

  • I have started using Dalacin-T and the treated area is red and irritated, is this normal?

    Redness and irritation of the treated area can occur when you use Dalacin-T for the first time. This is not usually serious and normally subsides within a week. During this time reduce the frequency of Dalacin-T application to once daily to allow your skin to recover and then slowly build up to using it twice a day.

  • Why can I only buy three packs of Dalacin-T online at one time?

    Dalacin-T is a prescription-only acne treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operation of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 3 months treatment at one time. Dalacin-T treatment is normally judged for effectiveness after 8-12 weeks. This means that if you do not find Dalacin-T as effective as you would like, you are not stuck with an excess of medication. If you are happy with the results you can log in and re-order another supply to give you up to 6 months treatment.

  • Is Dalacin-T lotion available for next day delivery?

    Yes, we understand that sometime you want to get your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Dalacin-T lotion is available for next day delivery.

  • Is it safe to buy Dalacin-T online?

    Yes, as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy it is perfectly safe to but Dalacin-T online. The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription acne treatment through our Online Pharmacy & Online Doctor.

  • How do I buy Dalacin-T online?

    It simple!

    Just select 'Start Consultation' above, you will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so our GPs & Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Dalacin-T solution to you. It all takes around 3 minutes and your treatment can be delivered to your door.

  • What are the advantages of buying Dalacin-T online?

    There are many advantages to buying Dalacin-T online, some include:

    • It's quick & easy - there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
    • Fast delivery - We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
    • Great prices - we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
    • Tons of information - we provide all the information you could need on Dalacin-T/Clindamycin and other acne treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time to suit you.

We are a trusted pharmacy

We are regulated by a number of organisations in the UK including the MHRA, GPhC & CQC to ensure we offer the highest level of service to every one of our customers.

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How does it work?

It's easy! Follow our simple process to get the treatment or advice you need in no time.

  • 1 Complete a simple health questionnaire
  • 2 A healthcare professional reviews your answers
  • 3 You receive the right treatment or advice
  • 4 Easily re-order in a few clicks

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