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Brand name: Dalacin V

Dalacin V is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) clindamycin. On this page you will find out more about Dalacin V, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: clindamycin

Information for medicine and pack size:
Dalacin V 2% cream, 40 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Semi-solid white cream.
Dosage Form Cream
Route of administration Vaginal
Medicine schedule
40 gram: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
7.5 grams: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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