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  • Daktarin Powder 20g

Daktarin Powder 20g

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Medication features

  • Medicated talcum powder for fungal infections
  • Use for up to 10 days
  • Can also be used for nappy rash

Overview

Daktarin Powder is a medicine which is used to treat infections of the skin which may appear on the hands, feet, outer ear, trunk or groin. It is also used to treat nappy rash.

The powder contains miconazole nitrate which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present. The powder helps to dry the skin as well as treat the infection.

This medicine is for use in adults and children of all ages.

Side Effects

If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help:

A severe allergic reaction which may include:

  • Itchy rash (hives), skin burning sensation, application site reactions, application site irritation, application site
    burning, application site warmth, application site itchiness, skin inflammation, skin discolouration.
  • Difficulty in swallowing or breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat

Other side-effects which may occur but it is unknown how often:

  • Rash, skin irritation, itchiness or redness


If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Directions

For cutaneous use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area of skin.

  • Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
  • Sprinkle the powder onto the infected area and surrounding skin. It may be used on broken skin and is particularly useful where a drying effect is required. The powder can also be dusted inside socks, shoes and clothing which are in contact with the infected area.
  • Wash your hands carefully after applying the powder to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently.
  • Apply twice daily

Warnings

This medicine is suitable for most adults and children but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not use this medicine:

  • If you are allergic to the active substance, other similar antifungal medicines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
  • If your infection is on your hair or nails.


If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Daktarin Powder.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking;

  • Oral anticoagulants (drugs used to thin the blood, such as warfarin).
  • If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding - Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Special warnings about this medicine

  • Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Daktarin Powder can cause severe allergic reactions. You must be aware of the signs of an allergic reaction while you are taking Daktarin Powder.

See ‘Possible side-effects’

Ingredients

The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Powder is: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg
Other ingredients are: Talc, zinc oxide and colloidal anhydrous silica.

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