Miconazole nitrate and hydrocortisone
Daktacort cream is a medicine which is used to treat inflamed conditions. If you require a prescription, please visit our online doctor
Miconazole nitrate and hydrocortisone
Daktacort cream is a medicine which is used to treat inflamed conditions of the skin such as eczema and dermatitis which may be caused by infection with certain fungi and bacteria. The cream contains the following ingredients: Miconazole nitrate - an antifungal which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present. Hydrocortisone - a mild 'topical steroid' which reduces inflammation, swelling, redness and itching of the skin. 2. Before you use Daktacort cream Do not use Daktacort cream if: You are allergic to anything in Daktacort cream (listed in section 6 below) You have any other skin problems such as cold sores, herpes, chicken pox or shingles. Only use it for the skin problem that you showed the doctor Do not use this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Daktacort cream. Take special care with Daktacort cream Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if: The inflamed skin is on your face. You should not use Daktacort cream on your face, unless your doctor has told you to The cream is to be used by children:
The cream should not be used on young children for long periods of time (such as every day for several weeks) The cream should not be used on large areas of a child's body or under a baby's nappy unless your doctor has told you Elderly patients Medicines like Daktacort 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 no more than a few weeks in elderly patients. Only use it for as long as your doctor tells you. Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription or herbal medicines. Medicines that thin your blood (anticoagulants) such as warfarin. Your doctor may want to check that the anticoagulants are still working properly If you are pregnant or breast-feeding Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your doctor will decide if you can use Daktacort cream. Driving and using machines Daktacort cream is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or machines. Important information about some of the ingredients of Daktacort cream Benzoic acid (E210) and butylated hydroxyanisole (E320) can mildly irritate the skin, eyes and mucosal membranes 3. How to use Daktacort cream Always use Daktacort cream exactly as your doctor has told you. Daktacort cream is for use on your skin only. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. How to apply the cream Each tube of Daktacort cream is sealed. Use the cap to pierce the tube Wash the infected area and dry it well As many skin conditions are infectious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use. Do not share them so that you do not infect anyone else Apply a small amount of Daktacort cream to the affected area and rub it in gently until the cream has disappeared 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. Clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas should be washed and changed frequently How much to apply - adults and children Unless your doctor tells you differently, apply a small amount of Daktacort cream to the affected area 2 or 3 times each day If your skin problem does not improve in 7 days, tell your doctor If you swallow Daktacort cream
If anyone accidentally swallows Daktacort cream, contact a doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty department straight away. If you forget a dose Do not apply the missed dose of cream Apply the next dose of cream as usual and keep using the cream as your doctor has told you Do not use a double dose of cream to make up for a missed dose If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 4. Possible side effects Like all medicines Daktacort cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop using Daktacort cream and tell your doctor straight away if you notice the following. You may need medical treatment. Sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue, wheezing or shortness of breath. Severe irritation or reddening of the skin where the cream has been used, or other signs of severe allergy Other side effects: Sensitivity reactions (such as rash) at the application site. If this occurs stop using the medicine If you get side effects and they become serious or if you notice any other side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. 5. How to store Daktacort cream Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children. Store the cream in its original packaging in a refrigerator. Do not use Daktacort cream after the expiry date ,which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment. 6. Further information The active substances in Daktacort cream are miconazole nitrate (2% w/w) and hydrocortisone (1% w/w). The other ingredients are PEG-6, PEG-32 and glycol stearate, oleoyl macroglycerides, mineral oil, benzoic acid, sodium edetate, butylated hydroxyanisole and purified water. What Daktacort cream looks like and contents of the pack Daktacort cream is a white cream available in a 30 g tube. The product licence is held by:
JANSSEN-CILAG LTD, 50-100 Holmers Farm Way, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 4EG, UK Daktacort cream is made by: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B-2340 Beerse, Belgium OR McGregor Cory Ltd, Middleton Close, Banbury, OX16 8RS, UK For information in large print, tape, CD or Braille, telephone 0800 7318450. This leaflet was last approved in October 2009
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