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Brand name: Dalacin V TM

Active ingredients: clindamycin

What it is used for

Dalacin V Cream 2% is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic Bacterial Vaginosis. Note: For the purposes of this indication Bacterial Vaginosis is usually defined by positive results to at least three of the four following criteria: 1. Vaginal discharge with pH > 4.5; 2. Vaginal discharge demonstrating an amine ("fishy") odour with the addition of 10% potassium hydroxide; 3. Vaginal discharge with "clue cells" on microscopy, and; 4. A gram stain consistent with a diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis (Lactobacillus morphotype absent or markedly decreased; Gardnerella morphotype predominant flora; white blood cells absent or few; Mobiluncus morphotype may or may not be present). Other pathogens which may be associated with genital infection such as Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida albicans, Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae should be ruled out by appropriate laboratory means.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Vaginal
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Semi-solid white cream.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient clindamycin

This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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