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Daktarin 2% cream 15g
- Can be used by patients of all agesTopical treatment for infectionsContains Miconazole Nitrate
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Daktarin cream contains a medicine called miconazole. This belongs to a group
of medicines called ‘antifungals’.
Daktarin cream is used for infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi
including yeasts, and some bacteria. Infections may appear on the:
- Hands or feet
- Scalp or outer ear
Daktarin cream works by destroying the fungus and associated bacteria which
may be present.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop using Daktarin cream and tell your doctor straight away if you notice the following. You may need medical treatment.
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
- Swelling of the face, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing
- Hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria), severe irritation, reddening or blistering of your skin. These may be signs of a severe allergic reaction
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following side effects:
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
- Burning sensation, itching, redness, or rash on the skin
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
- Local irritation of the treated area. This is much milder than an allergic reaction
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.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Using the cream
- Each tube of Daktarin cream is sealed. You will need to use the cap to pierce the seal
- Rub the cream gently into the affected area and surrounding skin with clean fingers
- Do not put Daktarin cream into or near the eyes - it is for use on the skin and nails only
- Do not swallow the cream
For skin infections
- Use the cream twice a day - once in the morning and again at night. Keep using the cream for at least 7 days after all signs of infection have gone away. This will stop the infection from coming back.
For nail infections
- Use the cream once or twice a day. Your doctor will tell you which one. Keep using the cream for 10 days after all signs of infection have gone away. This will stop the infection from coming back.
- Unless the affected skin is on your hands, wash your hands with soap and water after using the cream
- Washing your hands after using the cream will stop you spreading the infection to other parts of your body or to other people
- Do not allow other people to use your flannel or towel. This will stop them from getting your infection
- Clothing that touches infected skin should be washed and changed often.
- Daktarin cream is non-greasy and should not stain clothes
Do not use Daktarin cream:
If you are allergic to miconazole, any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) or to other similar antifungal medicines
Do not use this medicine if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Daktarin cream.
Warnings and precautions
Keep this medicine away from your eyes. If you get any cream in your eyes, rinse with water straight away. Keep your eyes open when you rinse.
Other medicines and Daktarin Cream
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription or herbal medicines.
In particular tell your doctor if you are taking:
Medicines to thin the blood (anticoagulants) such as warfarin. Your doctor may check that the anticoagulant is working properly
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
You may still be able to use Daktarin cream if your doctor thinks you need to.
Driving and using machines
Daktarin cream is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or machines.
Daktarin cream contains
Benzoic acid (E210). This can irritate your eyes, eyelids, mouth and nostrils if it comes into contact with them
Butylated hydroxyanisole (E320). This can cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes
The active substance is miconazole nitrate. Each gram (g) of Daktarin cream contains 20 milligrams (mg) of miconazole nitrate (2 % w/w).
The other ingredients are water, PEG-6, PEG-32 and glycol stearate, oleoyl macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210) and butylated hydroxyanisole (E320).
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