There are some conditions that can make Dalacin Cream unsuitable.
- being allergic to clindamycin
- inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
- bowel inflammation set off by antibiotic treatment
There are some lifestyle choices you should stop doing while taking Dalacin Cream
- using a tampon
- having sex
- douching (cleaning out the inside of the vagina with water or other fluids)
Douching is not recommended, but when using Dalacin it may wash away the medicine and stop it from working. To avoid irritation to the vaginal area, women using Dalacin Cream should not have sex during treatment. Additionally, you should be aware that Dalacin may weaken contraceptive diaphragms and condoms.
Can you take Dalacin Cream when pregnant?
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or might be pregnant. Dalacin Cream can only be prescribed by a doctor if they believe it is correct to treat your infection. If you use Dalacin Cream while pregnant, you must be careful when using the applicator to insert the cream. If you plan on having a baby, make sure to ask your doctor for advice before starting this medicine.
Can you take Dalacin Cream while breastfeeding?
You should talk to your doctor if you plan to breastfeed while using Dalacin Cream. This is because the clindamycin in the cream could be passed into your breast milk. Your doctor will choose whether Dalacin Cream is right for you. If your baby shows signs of illness, you must stop breastfeeding straight away.
Can you take Dalacin Cream while on your period?
Dalacin Cream is not suitable to use during your period. This is because it may not be effective. You should either delay treatment or choose an oral treatment instead.
Medications that can interact with Dalacin Cream
If you are taking ongoing medication, some can interact with Dalacin Cream. You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken, or plan to take other medicines during treatment.
Some medications that can interact with Dalacin Cream include:
- erythromycin (an antibiotic).
Can you drink alcohol when taking Dalacin Cream?
There is no ‘do not drink alcohol’ warning when taking Dalacin Cream. This is because clindamycin does not affect the medicine itself. However, if you get side effects, it is advised to limit drinking alcohol as it could make symptoms worse.
Can you take paracetamol with Dalacin Cream?
Paracetamol is safe to use when taking most antibiotics, including Dalacin Cream. Paracetamol is generally a safe painkiller and rarely causes side effects. If you get side effects from Dalacin Cream like a headache, paracetamol may help stop it.
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