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Dalacin C 300 mg capsules

Pfizer Corporation Austria GmbH

Standard drug Human
Date of approval24.04.1990
Submission statusDelivery through a (public) pharmacy
Prescription StatusSingle-dose medicinal products based on a doctor's prescription
Pharmacological groupMacrolides, lincosamide and streptogramine

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Pfizer Corporation Austria GmbH

What is it and what is it used for?

The active ingredient in Dalacin C is Clindamycin, a powerful antibiotic. It is used to treat bacterial infections of:

  • upper and lower respiratory tract
  • Skin and soft tissues
  • of the gastrointestinal tract and various others

What do you need to consider before use?

Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before use. If you are allergic to the active substance contained in it, the medicine must not be taken.

How is it used?

The capsules should be swallowed whole and with plenty of water. The daily dose is 2-6 capsules.

What are the possible side effects?

Common side effects are:

  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea and inflammation of the colon

Here you will find a detailed list of all side effects.

How should it be stored?

The contents must be protected from light and must not be stored above 25 ° C. Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

What is it and what is it used for?

The active ingredient in Dalacin C is an antibiotic. The disease you are suffering from is caused by certain bacteria. Dalacin C inhibits the reproduction of these bacteria or kills them.

Dalacin C is chemically unrelated to most other antibiotics (exception: lincomycin). Therefore, you can take it even if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to penicillins or cephalosporins.

Your doctor has prescribed Dalacin C to treat any of the following infections:

Upper respiratory tract: inflammation of the throat, tonsils, sinuses and middle ear, scarlet fever.

Lower respiratory tract: bronchitis, pneumonia, empyema (accumulation of pus e.g. in the chest) and lung abscess.

Infections of the skin and soft tissues that are difficult to treat: acne, boils, cellulitis, impetigo (lichen), abscesses, wound infections, erysipelas (wound rose) and panaritium (nail ulcer).

Bones and Joints: Osteomyelitis (inflammation of the bone marrow) and septic arthritis (inflammation of the joints).

Gynecological infections: inflammation of the uterine lining, vagina or fallopian tube, abscesses on the ovaries and fallopian tubes, inflammation of the cervix due to infection with Chlamydia trachomatis.

Gastrointestinal tract: peritonitis, abscesses.

Oral and tooth area: periodontitis, periodontal abscess (inflammation and accumulation of pus in the area of ​​the gums).

Others: inflammation of the inner lining of the heart, sepsis (blood poisoning). Toxoplasmic inflammation of the brain in patients with AIDS: in this disease, Dalacin C is given together with the medicine pyrimethamine.


What do you need to consider before use?

Do not take Dalacin C

if you are allergic to clindamycin and / or lincomycin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and Precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dalacin C.

Take special care with Dalacin C if you suffer or have suffered from any of the following diseases:

  • Asthma,
  • Known tendency to allergic reactions,
  • Inflammation of the large intestine or other serious illnesses of the stomach or intestines, even if these were long ago
  • Severe liver or kidney disease,
  • Neuromuscular transmission disorders (myasthenia gravis, Parkinson's disease). Inform your doctor about this. Only when he is fully aware of your medical history can he choose the most effective and safest medicine for you.

In the case of a rare severe allergic reaction or hypersensitivity reaction (e.g. anaphylactic shock, anaphylactic reaction, angioedema, DRESS) or severe skin inflammation with or without tissue detachment (see side effects in section 4), you must discontinue Dalacin C immediately and seek medical advice immediately will initiate appropriate emergency measures.

In rare cases, antibiotic-related colon inflammation can occur during and up to two months after treatment. It is characterized by diarrhea that is watery or occurring several times a day, fever and severe abdominal cramps, which can be accompanied by a discharge of blood and mucus. In this case, please stop the treatment and inform your doctor immediately, who will take appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic steps. Under these circumstances, you should not take medicines that inhibit or slow down bowel movement.

In the case of long-term therapy with Dalacin C capsules, your doctor will regularly check your liver and kidney function.

As with other antibiotics, taking Dalacin C can lead to increased growth of non-sensitive germs. If superinfection occurs during treatment, your doctor will take appropriate action.

Please report the first signs of side effects, especially severe diarrhea, hypersensitivity reactions such as rashes, pulse races, shortness of breath or a deterioration in your general condition to your doctor immediately.

Other medicines and Dalacin C

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking / using, have recently taken / used or may take / use any other medicines.

Dalacin C increases the effect of drugs that relax the muscles (curare-like muscle relaxants).

Certain medicines used to thin the blood (vitamin K antagonists such as phenprocoumon, acenocoumarol and warfarin): You may be more likely to have bleeding. Your doctor may need to do regular blood tests to check your blood clotting.

As with other antibiotics, the use of clindamycin may affect the safety of oral contraceptives ("birth control pills"). Therefore, use additional contraception during treatment with Dalacin C.

pregnancy and breast feeding period

Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you suspect you may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant.


Like all medicines, you should only use Dalacin C capsules during pregnancy as prescribed by your doctor. Inform your doctor about an existing pregnancy or one that has occurred in the meantime.


The active substance in Dalacin C passes into breast milk. Therefore, negative effects on the gastrointestinal flora, such as diarrhea or blood in the stool, as well as skin rashes in breastfed infants, cannot be ruled out.

Your doctor will weigh the benefits of treatment with Dalacin C against the possible risk to your baby.

Driving and using machines

Although Dalacin C has no known effects on the ability to drive and use machines, it should be noted that the occurrence of certain side effects may impair the ability to concentrate and react.

Dalacin C capsules contain lactose

Dalacin C 150 mg capsules contain approx. 209.5 mg lactose per capsule, Dalacin C 300 mg capsules contain 254 mg lactose per capsule. Therefore, please only take this medicine after consulting your doctor if you know that you suffer from a sugar intolerance.

How is it used?

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Taking Dalacin C capsules

Please swallow the capsules whole with plenty of (at least 1) water. It can be taken independently of meals, the effectiveness and tolerability of the drug are not affected.

The dosages given below relate to the most diverse areas of application and can only represent guide values. You should therefore strictly follow the instructions of your doctor, who knows the exact circumstances surrounding your illness and will adjust the dosage accordingly.

Adults and adolescents over 12 years:

600 to 1800 mg daily corresponding to 4 to 12 capsules of 150 mg or 2 to 6 capsules of 300 mg. The intake is to be divided into two, three or four equal parts.

Children (over 1 month to 12 years):

8 to 25 mg of clindamycin per kilogram of body weight and day. This amount is to be divided into three to four individual doses.

Dalacin C 75 mg / 5 ml granules for oral solution are also available for children.

Elderly patients (from 65 years of age):

No dose adjustment is required in the elderly.

Patients with impaired kidney or liver function:

No dose adjustment is required in patients with mild to moderate renal or hepatic impairment. In patients with severe kidney or liver disease, the dose or the dose interval will be individually adjusted by the doctor for the patient.

Duration of treatment:

The length of treatment depends on the type and severity of your illness; it is often 7 to 10 days. The duration of treatment has been determined by your doctor in such a way that complete healing is ensured as far as possible.

If you take more Dalacin C than you should

In the event of an overdose, inform a doctor, who can decide on the measures that may be required.

Note for the doctor: Information on overdose can be found at the end of this leaflet.

If you forget to take Dalacin C.

If you have forgotten to take a dose, please do not take it and do not take a double dose for the next dose. Just continue taking it as directed.

If you stop taking Dalacin C.

In the interests of your health, please do not stop taking Dalacin C prematurely. Even if you feel symptom-free very quickly, germs may still be present in your body.

For a successful treatment, it is absolutely necessary that you strictly adhere to the dosage and duration of treatment prescribed by your doctor. If you take too little of the medicine or stop treatment prematurely, bacteria that have not yet been killed can continue to multiply. This creates the risk of a new outbreak of the disease. Serious secondary diseases, such as inflammation of the joints or the heart, can also be favored.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

What are the possible side effects?

Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Tell your doctor straight away if you experience any of the following side effects (frequencies of the individual side effects are listed below):

  • Severe, persistent, or bloody diarrhea (which may be associated with abdominal cramps or fever). This is a side effect that can occur during or after treatment with antibiotics and it can be a sign of severe bowel inflammation.
  • Signs of a severe allergic reaction such as sudden wheezing, difficulty breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially if these are all over your body)
  • Blistering and / or peeling of large areas of the skin, possibly accompanied by fever, cough, malaise and / or swelling of the gums, tongue or lips,
  • Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice).

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Inflammation of the large intestine caused by antibiotics (pseudomembranous colitis)
  • Increase in certain immune cells in the blood (eosinophilia)
  • diarrhea
  • Liver function test results vary
  • Spotty and lumpy rash (maculopapular rash)

Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):

  • Severe skin rash with blistering (erythema multiforme), itching

Very rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):

Side effects the frequency of which is not known (cannot be estimated from the available data):

  • Inflammation of the large intestine caused by Clostridium difficile (Clostridium difficile colitis)
  • Changes in the blood count (the signs are allergic reactions or flu-like symptoms)
  • Severe hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic shock, anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions
  • Other hypersensitivity reactions
  • Headache, drowsiness, dizziness
  • Inflammation of the esophagus, ulceration of the esophagus
  • Jaundice
  • Severe skin inflammation with or without tissue detachment (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis; exfoliative, bullous or vesiculobullous dermatitis; acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP))
  • Drug rash with an increase in certain immune cells in the blood and impairment of general well-being (DRESS)
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue and / or throat with difficulty swallowing or breathing (angioedema)
  • Measles-like rashes
  • Inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis), vaginal infections

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to side effects not listed in this leaflet.

You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system:

Federal Office for Safety in Health Care Traisengasse 5


Fax: + 43 (0) 50 555 36207 Website: http://www.basg.gv.at/

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How should it be stored?

Do not store above 25 ° C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month indicated.

Do not dispose drugs in the wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. You help to protect our environment.

additional Information

What Dalacin C contains

  • The active ingredient is: clindamycin. 1 capsule contains 150 mg clindamycin as clindamycin hydrochloride (Dalacin C 150 mg - capsules) or 300 mg clindamycin as clindamycin hydrochloride (Dalacin C 300 mg - capsules).
  • The other ingredients are: Capsule content: lactose monohydrate (approx. 209.5 mg per 150 mg capsule or 254 mg per 300 mg capsule), corn starch, talc, magnesium stearate; Capsule shell: titanium dioxide (E-171), gelatine and additionally erythrosine (E-127), indigotine I (E-132) for Dalacin C 300 mg capsules; Printing ink: shellac, modified, iron oxide black (E-172), soy lecithin, antifoam DC150.

What Dalacin C looks like and contents of the pack

Dalacin C 150 mg capsules

Alu / PVC blister pack with 16 white hard capsules in blister strips of 8 pieces each with the imprint “Pfizer” on the upper part and “CLIN 150” on the lower part of the capsule

Dalacin C 300 mg capsules

Alu / PVC blister pack with 16 lavender-colored hard capsules in blister strips of 8 pieces each with the imprint “Pfizer” on the upper part and “CLIN 300” on the lower part of the capsule

Multipack with 10 x 16 lavender hard capsules

Marketing Authorization Holder and Manufacturer

Marketing Authorization Holder: Pfizer Corporation Austria Ges.m.b.H., Vienna

Manufacturer: Fareva Amboise, 37530 Pocé-sur-Cisse, France

Z.Nr .: 1-16138 (Dalacin C 150 mg - capsules)

Z.Nr .: 1-18937 (Dalacin C 300 mg - capsules)

This leaflet was last revised in February 2019.

The following information is intended for healthcare professionals only:


There weren't any Cases of overdose have been reported. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are ineffective in eliminating clindamycin from the serum.

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