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Pack of dalacin cream for BV

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Dalacin Cream

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Dalacin is a vaginal cream for bacterial vaginosis. It is inserted into the vagina using an applicator and it usually takes 3-7 days to treat.

Order Dalacin online from Superdrug Online Doctor - one of our online doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment. When you place your order, you will fill in a brief questionnaire about your symptoms and general health, so our doctors can assess your condition.

Dalacin Cream - 5 day course £30

Prescription and delivery are included.

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About Dalacin

Using Clindamycin Cream

What is Dalacin?

Dalacin is a cream for vaginal insertion which contains the antibiotic clindamycin. Clindamycin kills the bacteria which cause the typical bacterial vaginosis symptoms, such as vaginal discharge and a fishy smell. 

You cannot take Dalacin orally. If you prefer an oral treatment, you can opt for metronidazole tablets.

Dalacin is not suitable for use during your period, as it may not be effective during this time. You can either delay your treatment until your bleeding has stopped or choose an oral treatment.

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How to use the cream

Dalacin comes with an applicator, which makes it easy for you to insert the correct dose of 5 grams into your vagina. You need to use the clindamycin cream for seven days in a row and you should use the treatment in the evening before going to bed.

Your symptoms are likely to improve within 2 to 3 days of treatment but you still need to finish the course you have been prescribed to make sure the infection doesn’t return. 

It is not recommended to have sex during the treatment. If you decide to have sex while undergoing treatment with Dalacin cream, it is important that you do not rely on a barrier contraceptive such as a condom or diaphragm for contraception. Dalacin cream weakens the material condoms and diaphragms are made of and increases the risk that they fail. You should not use a barrier method for contraception until 72 hours after your last dose of the cream.

Who can use the clindamycin cream?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as a clindamycin cream may not be the best treatment for you. You can not use Dalacin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. It is also not suitable for patients who have suffered from inflammatory bowel disease or colitis caused by antibiotics.

If you develop severe or bloody diarrhoea during your treatment, stop using Dalacin and speak to your doctor.

Side Effects

Clindamycin cream causes side effects in some patients.

Very common side effects

  • irritation of the vagina or cervix

Uncommon side effects

  • vertigo, dizziness
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • stomach pain

If any of these side effects become serious, speak to a doctor.

Speak to a doctor immediately, if you experience:

  • severe diarrhoea
  • blood in your stool
  • fever and stomach pain
  • signs of an allergic reaction such as hives or a rash