Daktarin Aktiv Cream is a medicine which is used to effectively treat and relieve Athlete’s Foot.
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Daktarin Aktiv Cream is a athlete’s foot treatment. 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’s extremely infectious so anyone can pick it up, especially people sharing communal changing rooms and showers. Once the fungal spores have been transferred onto the feet, they thrive in the warm, moist areas between the toes. The skin soon becomes inflamed and itchy with flaking or cracking occurring. The infected flakes of skin are then shed onto the floor or into the socks and shoes by walking or friction. Someone else will be easily infected if they step on these flakes, or if they share towels or footwear with someone who has already got Athlete’s Foot. What is more, even if you’ve already got rid of your Athlete’s Foot, it’s very easy to re-infect yourself. The spores can live on or in your shoes or socks and if you don’t change them regularly, or treat them with antifungal powders or spray powders, the Athlete’s Foot soon returns.
Now read this whole patient information leaflet carefully before you use this medicine.
You can read further information about Athlete’s Foot here.
You can read further information about Athlete’s Foot From the NHS here.
3 How to use this medicine
Check the table below to see how often to use.
How to apply the cream
Adults and children of all ages
Apply the cream to the infected skin twice a day (e.g. at night and in the morning).
If anyone has swallowed this product
If anyone accidentally swallows Daktarin Aktiv 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.
6 Further information
What’s in this medicine?
The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Aktiv Cream is: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg.
Other ingredients are: PEG-6, PEG-32 and glycol stearate, oleoyl macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210), butylated hydroxyanisole (E320), purified water.
2 Before using this medicine
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 this medicine:
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Special warnings about this medicine
■ Avoid contact with the eyes.
■ Daktarin Aktiv Cream can cause severe allergic reactions. You must be aware of the signs of an allergic reaction while you are taking Daktarin Aktiv 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.
4 Possible side-effects
Daktarin Aktiv 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:
Other side-effects which may occur but it is unknown how often:
If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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:
What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot is a skin fungal infection, medically known as tinea pedis. Athlete’s foot is one of the most common fungal skin disorders and it is estimated 70% of people will get it at some time in their lives. The name athlete’s foot gets its name as the infection is often […]