Daktarin Cream 30G
What Daktarin Cream is for
Daktarin 2% Cream is a medicine which is used in the treatment of fungal and associated bacterial infections of the skin and nails. Skin infections may appear on the hands, feet, outer ear, trunk or groin and include athlete's foot, dhobie itch and intertrigo. Daktarin 2% Cream is also effective against infected nappy rash. The cream 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. It also has moisturising properties to help soothe cracked, red skin.
This medicine is for use in adults and children of all ages.
2 Before using Daktarin Cream
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 Daktarin Cream
■ 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 this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without using Daktarin 2% Cream.
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
Special warnings about Daktarin Cream
■ Avoid contact with the eyes.
■ Daktarin 2% Cream can cause severe allergic reactions.
You must be aware of the signs of an allergic reaction while you are taking Daktarin 2% Cream.
See 'Possible side-effects'
Some of the ingredients can cause problems
■ Benzoic acid (E210) can mildly irritate the skin, eyes and mucosal membranes.
■ Butylated hydroxyanisole (E320) may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes.
3 How to use Daktarin Cream
Check the table below to see how often to use.
■ Each tube of cream is sealed - use the cap to pierce the seal.
■ For cutaneous use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area of skin.
■ Do not use more often than the stated dose shown in the table.
How to apply the Daktarin cream
■ 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.
■ 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.
If anyone has swallowed this product
If anyone accidentally swallows Daktarin 2% Cream,
contact a doctor or your nearest Accident and
Emergency department (Casualty), taking this leaflet
and pack with you.
If you forget to use the medicine
If you forget to use a dose, use the next dose when
needed. Do not use a double dose.
4 Possible side-effects of Daktarin Cream
Daktarin 2% Cream can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don't affect everyone and are usually mild. If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help:
■ A severe allergic reaction which may include:
■ Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat
■ Difficulty in swallowing or breathing
■ 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.
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.
Daktarin Cream 30G
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