Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is prescribed to treat various bacterial infections 

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S contains Clindamycin

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be taken orally (via mouth)

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is prescribed to adults and children

A strip of Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S containing 4 tablets can be sold separately or patients may purchase the entire box containing 16 tablets.

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Type

Capsule

Feature

150mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Clindamycin

Composition

Clindamycin 150 mg

Brand

Pfizer

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S belongs to a group of chemicals known as antibiotics and works tirelessly in the body to eliminate a wide range of bacteria and its toxins, that causes peritonitis (intra-abdominal infections), pneumonia, joint and bone infections, sepsis, urinary tract infections, ear infections as well as acne. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is available in capsule format, to be ingested daily via the mouth.

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S dosage is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition, any medication the patient may be on, the patient’s weight and age as well as on any side effects felt by the patient. Dosage for each individual is determined by the doctor. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to elderly patients and infants aged 4 weeks above with normal kidney functions.

Common side effects such as diarrhea, fatigue, and a metallic taste in the mouth are felt but these effects are temporary and tend to resolve themselves in a few days. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not safe to be ingested along with drugs such as Ketoconazole and neuromuscular blockers. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not prescribed to patients who have known allergies to Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S or any other antibiotic.

Indications

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Joint infections 
  • Intra-abdominal infections 
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia 
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Ear infections 
  • Malaria 
  • Toxoplasmosis 
  • Bone infections 
  • Acne vulgaris 
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus 

How Does Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S Work

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body thus eradicating the infection.

How To Use Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be ingested whole by patients without splitting the tablet in half or crushing it. It’s advised to have Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S with food to prevent an upset stomach and with plenty of water to ease the passage of Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S into the throat. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S dosage is dependent upon the patient’s medical condition, any medication the patient may be on, the patient’s weight and age as well as on any side effects felt by the patient. Dosage for each individual is determined by the doctor

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dose time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is to be taken for a specific number of days determined by the physician depending on the patient’s illness and their response to treatment. It is imperative not to stop Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S earlier than the specified time as that may lead to a return of the infection.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S may be ingested 2-3 times a day with a minimum of 6 hours between each dose.

Child Dosage

Dosage for patients aged 18 years and below is dependent upon the individual’s weight and severity of illness. Infants ages 20kgs may be given Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S by dividing the dose of the drug equally throughout the day.

Elderly Dosage 

For elderly patients that are susceptible to kidney and liver problems, a lowered dose of Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S may be prescribed under the care and supervision of a physician.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women. If you are undergoing treatment with Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S:

  • Allergic reaction to Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe liver disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe kidney disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe intestinal disease/impairment 
  • Crohn’s disease 
  • Eczema 
  • Asthma 
  • History of asthma 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate liver disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate kidney disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate intestinal disease/impairment 
  • Dehydration 
  • Mild diarrhea 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S:

  • Erythromycin 
  • Indinavir 
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole 
  • Nefazodone 
  • Nelfinavir 
  • Rifampin 
  • Ritonavir 
  • Vecuronium
  • Alcohol 
  • Succinylcholine 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting)
  • Dryness of skin 
  • Dehydration 
  • White patches in the mouth 
  • Metallic taste in the mouth

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Swelling at hands and feet 
  • Skin rash 
  • Breathing difficulty 
  • Yellowing of the eyes 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Change in taste- this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; saltwater with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.
  • Dehydration- Patients are recommended to always care around a water bottle with them wherever they go and periodically keep sipping to prevent thirst and extremely dry mouth. Ice pops in hot weather and energy drinks (verified by the doctor) help combat dehydration.
  • Dryness- apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S onto the skin. This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.

FAQ’S

#1. How Does Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S Work?

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S belongs to a widespread chemical group known as antibiotics. Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S works by preventing the growth/multiplication of the bacteria in the human body tus eradicating the infection.

#2. How To Use Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is injected into the patient’s muscles (intramuscular pathway) most commonly or into the patient’s vein (intravenously) by a trained healthcare professional.

#3. Is Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function, Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S.

#4. Can I Consume Alcohol With Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

Alcohol if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during your treatment.

#5.  Will Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S Affect My Sexual Activity?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#6. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S? 

  • Stomach problems (such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting)
  • Bruising/minor swelling at the site of injection
  • Dryness of skin 
  • Dehydration 
  • White patches in the mouth 
  • Metallic taste in the mouth

#7. Is It Safe To Have Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S Along With Oral Contraceptives?

Yes. There is no evidence to suggest that Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#8. Does Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.  Can Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S Be Used If A Patient Is Having Flu Symptoms?

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is not deemed to be effective against viruses as Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S is an antibiotic and therefore works on bacteria to eliminate bacterial infections.

#10. Can I Take Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S During My Pregnancy?

Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S can be ingested during pregnancy only if and when necessary and under the care and supervision of a medical professional. 

#11. Is It Safe To Have Painkillers While Taking Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S?

Yes. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Dalacin C 150mg Capsule 4 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.