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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:
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
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:
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:
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
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Side effects when using
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)
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)
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people)
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 here 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 product.
If you need more advice consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
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