Dalacin Vaginal Cream
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02060604 ||DALACIN 20MG/G VAGINAL CREAM|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is available in a variety of forms. The vaginal cream is used to treat infections of the vagina that are caused by certain bacteria.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose is 5 g (one full applicator) into the vagina at bedtime for 7 consecutive nights. Women who are menstruating should wait until menstruation has stopped before using this medication.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
Clindamycin vaginal cream must be used for the recommended duration of treatment, even if you are feeling better. This will ensure that any lingering bacteria won't grow back.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each 1 g of semi-solid white cream contains clindamycin 20 mg (as clindamycin phosphate). Each full applicator (one dose) contains clindamycin 100 mg (as clindamycin phosphate) in 5 g of cream. Nonmedicinal ingredients: benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, cetyl palmitate, mineral oil, polysorbate 60, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitan monostearate, and stearic acid.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use clindamycin vaginal cream if you:
- are allergic to clindamycin or to any of the ingredients of the medication
- are allergic to lincomycin
- have a history of colitis caused by antibiotic use
- have a history of inflammatory bowel disease