What is Dalacin Cream?
Dalacin Cream is a internal vaginal antibiotic cream. It contains clindamycin phosphate which is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (a bacterial infection of the vagina).
Dalacin Cream contains the active ingredient, clindamycin which is an antibiotic. Clindamycin kills the bacteria which cause bacterial vaginosis (BV). Dalacin vaginal cream is an effective treatment for bacterial vaginosis.
How do you use it?
The dose is one applicator full (approx 5 grams), which should be placed into the vagina each night at bedtime for seven consecutive nights.
Always wash your hands before using the cream.
Remove the cap from the tube. Screw one of the disposable plastic applicators supplied on to the tube where the cap has been removed. Holding the tube from the bottom, squeeze gently and force the cream into the applicator. When the plunger stops moving, the applicator is full. Unscrew the applicator and replace the cap on the tube. Lie on your back, firmly grasp the applicator barrel, and insert gently into the vagina as far as possible without causing discomfort. Still holding the barrel, slowly push the plunger until it stops and all the cream has been expelled. Carefully withdraw the applicator and dispose of it.
Your symptoms can improve within 2-3 days of treatment but you will need to complete the entire course of treatment. This is to ensure the BV infection has been eradicated. .
Dalacin Cream is an effective way of treating BV (bacterial vaginosis), however many women may have symptoms again within three months of completing treatment.
Warnings and precautions
If you develop severe, prolonged or bloody diarrhoea during or after using Dalacin Cream 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.
Dalacin cream is not recommended for use in children.
As with all vaginal infections, sexual intercourse during treatment with Dalacin Cream is not recommended. Dalacin Cream may weaken condoms and diaphragms. Do not rely on condoms or contraceptive diaphragms when using this medicine. The use of other vaginal products such as tampons or douches (vaginal washes) during treatment with the cream is not recommended.