Daktarin Miconazole Nitrate 2% Cream
The name of this medicine is Daktarin 2% w/w cream. It is called Daktarin cream in this leaflet. Daktarin cream contains a medicine called miconazole
Daktarin 15g Foot &Nail Fungal Infection Cream (2% Miconazole Nitrate)
- Daktarin cream is used to treat a wide range of fungal infections such as Athlete’s Foot, Thrush, Fungal Nappy Rash, Ringworm and Jock Itch.
- Suitable for all ages as an external skin cream.
- Daktarin works by destroying the fungus and associated bacteria which may be present
- Daktarin Cream is the most popular choice to cure Athlete’s foot
- Patient Information leaflet
The name of this medicine is Daktarin 2% w/w cream. It is called Daktarin cream in this leaflet. 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. It is important that you read and fully understand the Patient Information Leaflet before purchasing this item.
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.
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).
Do not use Daktarin cream:
- If you are allergic to miconazole, any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed above) 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.