Daktacort HC Cream 15g
- Effective athletes foot treatment
- Triple action effect
- Reduces, swelling, itchiness & redness
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Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is a medicine which is used to treat
inflamed sweat rash or Athlete’s Foot.
The cream contains the following ingredients:
Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild ‘topical steroid’ which reduces
inflammation, swelling, redness and itching of the skin.
Miconazole nitrate is an antifungal which works by destroying both the
fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria
which may also be present.
Frequency not known:
■ Severe allergic reactions including swelling of the face, lips, tongue or
■ Light headedness, generalised itch, wheezing or difficulty in breathing.
If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and
talk to your doctor:
Uncommon (affects fewer than 1 in 100 people):
■ Skin irritation, burning sensation, itchy skin, hives (also known as
nettle rash or urticaria).
Frequency not known:
■ Blurred vision, sensitivity reactions at the site of application, skin rash,
redness, inflammation or lighter patches of skin.
Other effects which occur are listed below:
■ Irritability in children.
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.
- 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.
- Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
- Unless the infected skin is on your hands, wash your hands carefully
after applying the cream 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.
- It is preferable to wear cotton underwear if it is likely to come into
contact with the cream, as the cream may damage some synthetic
Adults and children aged 10 years and over
- Put a small amount of the cream on the
affected area twice daily. Rub it in gently
until the cream has disappeared.
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
■ If you have any other skin problems such as cold sores, acne,
herpes, chicken pox, or shingles.
■ If your skin is broken.
■ On large areas of your body, under dressings, or baby’s nappies.
■ For more than 7 days.
■ On your face, eyes or mucous membranes.
■ On the anal or genital area, unless your doctor has told you to.
■ If it is for a child under 10 years of age, unless your doctor has told
■ To treat ringworm, unless your doctor has told you to.
■ To treat any other infections which occur as a result of your
original infection, unless your doctor has told you to.
If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist
without using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream.
! Elderly patients
Medicines like Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream can cause thinning
of the skin when used for a long time without a break. Because
thinning of the skin happens naturally in older people, this medicine
should be used sparingly for up to 7 days.
! 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. If contact occurs rinse with water
■ Daktacort can cause severe allergic reactions. You must be
aware of the signs of an allergic reaction while you are taking
Daktacort. See ‘Possible side-effects’
■ Do not use for more than 7 days.
■ Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other
■ If you are using a 'barrier' method of contraception (condoms
or diaphragms) you should avoid contact with the cream, as
the ingredients might damage the rubber so that pregnancy or
sexually transmitted diseases might not be prevented.
! Some of the ingredients can cause problems
■ Benzoic acid (E210) can mildly irritate the skin, eyes and
■ Butylated hydroxyanisole (E320) may cause local skin reactions
(e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes and mucous
The active ingredients in 1 g of Daktacort
Hydrocortisone Cream are: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg and
Hydrocortisone acetate equivalent to 10 mg of hydrocortisone.
Other ingredients are: Macrogol 6-32 stearate, glycol stearate, oleoyl
macrogolglycerides, liquid paraffin, butylhydroxyanisole, benzoic acid,
disodium edetate, sodium hydroxide and purified water
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