Dalacin-T solution 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 solution 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 solution is mainly used in the treatment of acne vulgaris and is available in a 50ml bottle. The solution itself is a clear, colourless, aqueous solution. Dalacin T topical solution is manufactured by Pharmacia, who are part of the Pfizer group.
Dalacin-T topical solution 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 solution 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 solution 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 solution 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.
- Dalacin-T solution should be applied to the affected areas twice daily, after washing with a mild cleanser.
- Gently dab the pad dispenser on all areas of affected skin, not just the individual spots.
- To get the best effects from Dalacin-T solution 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.
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 or drying. 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 solution. We recommend you do a spot test before commencing treatment.
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.
Each 1ml of Dalacin-T topical solution contains the equivalent of 10mg Clindamycin.
Dalacin-T topical solution also contains the excipients:
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Propylene glycol
- Purified water
- Hydrochloric acid (10%)
- Sodium hydroxide (10%)