Daktacort Cream 30G

£4.99

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

Daktacort Cream


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.

What Daktacort cream is and what it is used for


The name of your medicine is Daktacort 2% / 1% w/w cream. 
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.
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What you need to know before you use Daktacort cream


Do not use Daktacort cream if:
 You are allergic to miconazole nitrate, hydrocortisone, any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) or to other similar antifungal
medicines.
 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. 
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Warnings and precautions about Daktacort Cream


Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Daktacort if:
 The inflamed skin is on your face.  You should not use Daktacort cream on
your face, unless your doctor has told you to
 You are using a 'barrier' method of contraception.  This includes condoms
or diaphragms.  This is because Daktacort cream can damage the latex
and stop them from working properly.  Talk to your doctor about using
another type of contraception while you are using this medicine
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.
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.

Other medicines and Daktacort cream


Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might
take any other medicines.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking;
 Medicines that thin your blood (anticoagulants) such as warfarin.  Your doctor
may want to check that the anticoagulants are still 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.

Effect of Daktacort Cream on Driving and using machines


Daktacort cream is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools
or machines.

Daktacort cream contains


 Benzoic acid (E210) and butylated hydroxyanisole (E320), which can
mildly irritate the skin, eyes and mucosal membranes
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How to use Daktacort cream


Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.  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
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 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.  If your
underwear is likely to come into contact with Daktacort cream, it is
preferable to wear cotton underwear, as Daktacort cream may damage
some synthetic materials

How much to apply Daktacort Cream in 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 to use Daktacort cream
 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 medicine, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
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Possible side effects of Daktacort Cream


Like all medicines, this medicine 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.
 Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing or difficulty
breathing
 Hives, severe irritation or reddening of the skin where the cream has been
used, or other signs of severe allergy
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice or suspect any of the following
side effects:
Uncommon side effects (affects fewer than 1 in 100 people)
 Skin irritation
 Burning sensation
 Itchy skin
 Irritability
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Frequency not known:
 Lighter patches of skin
 Sensitivity reactions (such as rash) at the application site.  Inflammation
(contact dermatitis).  If this occurs stop using the medicine
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.  This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.  You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
5. 

How to store Daktacort cream


Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store the cream in its original packaging in a refrigerator (2C - 8C).
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.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.  Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.  These measures
will help protect the environment.
6.  Contents of the pack and other information

What Daktacort cream contains


The active substances are miconazole nitrate (2% w/w) and hydrocortisone
(1% w/w).
The other ingredients are PEG-6, PEG-32 and glycol stearate, oleoyl
macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210), disodium edetate,
butylated hydroxyanisole (E320) 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.
 Hydrocortisone - a mild 'topical steroid' which reduces inflammation,
swelling, redness and itching of the skin.

Daktacort Cream 30G
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.  If your
underwear is likely to come into contact with Daktacort cream, it is
preferable to wear cotton underwear, as Daktacort cream may damage
some synthetic materials

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