Dalacin (Clindamycin) cream is used in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Buy Dalacin safely and securely from Click Pharmacy today after completing a short medi


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Dalacin Cream

Dalacin Cream is a cream you put in your vagina to help with a common problem called bacterial vaginosis (BV).

Medication features:

  • Treats bacterial vaginosis
  • prescription-based cream
  • Contains the active ingredient Clindamycin Phosphate

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Dalacin Cream 40 g 1 cream £24.99

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Buy Dalacin Cream Online

You can order Dalacin Cream online in the UK from our registered pharmacy. Complete the online medical assessment to be reviewed by one of our prescribers. If approved, your medication will be dispensed by our pharmacy team for next day delivery to your address. 

About Dalacin cream

Bacterial vaginosis, also known as BV, is an infection which occurs when the balance of the bacteria within the vagina shifts, usually leading to one of the many forms of bacteria there multiplying to excessive levels. BV does not always cause symptoms meaning that some women may not seek treatment, but if you notice any changes to your vagina, including usual discharge then it is important to seek advice as you may require an antibiotic such as Dalacin cream.

Dalacin Cream Summary Information

Type of medicine

Bacterial Vaginosis medication


Treats bacterial vaginosis (BV)

How it works

Stops the growth of bacteria causing the infection

Active Ingredient


Directions of use

Apply directly into the vagina as directed

Available strengths


Side effects

Common side effects include hives, pelvic pain, irregular menstruation, flatulence or pain when passing urine


Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat



The information provided in the summary table is for reference only. It is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before starting any bacterial vaginosis treatment, including Dalacin Cream.

How effective is Dalacin?

Treatment is usually prescribed for anywhere up to 7 days, but studies have shown that a 3 day prescription is as effective at clearing up BV as 7 days when a shorter treatment time is more appropriate, for example, during pregnancy.

Why choose Dalacin cream?

Dalacin treats BV in the form of a cream rather than a pill which is preferable for a patient who struggles to swallow tablets. It is also easy to apply, and the cream is inserted quickly and hygienically with an applicator. It works overnight as you sleep, so you need not worry about any issues with the cream affecting how you feel during the day or needing to wear a pad in your underwear due to leaked treatment.

Due to it being applied via a cream rather than orally, it is less likely to interfere with other medications, too, as the active antibiotic ingredient goes straight to the source of the infection rather than having to move through the system first, potentially interfering with any other medication you may take.

What is contained in Dalacin?

The active ingredient in each dose of Dalacin is clindamycin phosphate.

The inactive ingredients are:

  • benzyl alcohol
  • cetostearyl alcohol
  • cetyl palmitate
  • mineral oil
  • polysorbate 60
  • propylene glycol
  • purified water
  • sorbitan monostearate
  • stearic acid

How does Dalacin cream work?

Bacteria requires certain proteins to be able to reproduce and grow in numbers; Dalacin cream stops the production of this protein and, in turn, stops the infection’s ability to develop. The majority of the bacteria dies due to the treatment, and anythingwhich the cream does not destroy is killed off by your own immunity.

Dalacin cream vs Dalacin tablets

Dalacin cream and Dalacin tablets, also known as Dalacin C, contain the same antibiotic. This particular antibiotic is known as clindamycin. 

Typically, Dalacin C or oral clindamycin can treat various different bacterial infections. It is even used as an alternative treatment for BV – only if the initial treatment does not work for you. or is unsuitable.

Dalacin cream vs oral metronidazole

Dalacin Cream and Oral Metronidazole are topical and oral treatments, respectively. The key difference between the two treatments ultimately lies in personal preference. They perform in the same manner. Both of these treatments, topical and oral, are equally as effective when it comes to treating BV.

In essence, you should take oral medication twice a day, while you can use the topical cream once a day and experience the same effect.

Dalacin cream vs Zidoval gel

Dalacin and Zidoval are used to treat bacterial vaginosis (BV) effectively. Both of them have the same function and work at the site of infection within the vagina in the same manner. There is no difference between how they perform. They even contain the same active ingredients.


How should I use Dalacin cream?

One applicator of cream needs to be inserted into the vagina before bed for between 3 and 7 days as prescribed. Be sure to continue using the treatment to the end of the prescribed period even if you feel the BV has cleared up as, if you stop too soon, the bacteria could begin to grow again and the infection may come back.

  • wash your hands
  • fill the applicator with the cream
  • insert it high into the vagina
  • press the free end of the applicator to release the treatment
  • lie down as soon as possible once you have used the cream to avoid any leaking

You may be given additional applicators and if so, use a new one each time, otherwise clean it with soap and warm water before your next dose. Bear in mind that antibiotics work best when you keep a level amount of the drug in your system. As such, it is recommended you use the product at the same time each day.

Do not have sexual intercourse or use a douche whilst using this treatment as they can stop the cream from working effectively.

Use Dalacin cream as directed by your doctor and read the instructions if you require any further support on using the applicator. If you need any more advice, contact our experts anytime.

What dose of Dalacin Vaginal cream should I use?

In general, you will use 5 grams of Dalacin during every use. Insert the vaginal cream into the vagina at night as instructed by your GP for 3 to 7 days. The packaging of the cream comes with 7 applicators. The ideal dose is one full applicator, which is 5 grams of the vaginal cream. Insert the dose into the vagina with the provided applicator.

What are the side effects of Dalacin cream?

The most common side effects of Dalacin cream include mild diarrhoea or a slightly upset stomach, along with irritation within the vagina and/or cervix.

Less common side effects include dizziness, headache or a rash, but if you notice any other side effects, such as hives, pelvic pain, irregular menstruation, flatulence or pain when passing urine, then consult your doctor right away.

Sometimes antibiotics can get absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a severe intestinal upset known as clostridium difficile. Though rare, it can occur during or after treatment, so if you develop stomach pains, cramping, persistent diarrhoea or blood and/or mucus in your faeces, then book an appointment with your doctor right away.

Other warnings to consider

Certain medications will interfere with the effects of Dalacin, causing it to work less effectively, and, based on other treatments you currently take, you may need to either use another bacterial vaginosis product or else a lower dosage.

Although it is unlikely that orally taken medicines will affect Dalacin, you must still mention to your GP or Click Pharmacy doctor if you take or have recently used erythromycin or anaesthesia based muscle relaxants. Ensure you have a list of all your current medications to mention on your assessment form or during your appointment as well as if you have any allergies, specifically an allergy to lincomycin.

During pregnancy, this form of medication may not be appropriate but consult with the doctor to talk about any potential risks or benefits. Orally taken BV treatments are known to be more suitable in this situation. Dalacin cream is also not known to harm a breastfed baby though if your infant develops diarrhoea or another form of illness, consult your doctor right away.

Do not use condoms as your only form of contraception within 72 hours of ending your treatment, as a certain oil within the cream can weaken the rubber and stop it from being effective at stopping pregnancy.

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