Daktarin Cream Miconazole Nitrate 2% is a topical treatment for infections on the skin, nails, hands, feet, outer ears, trunk, or scalp. It contains the active ingredient Miconazole which destroys fungi and bacteria that cause infection. Daktarin cream works by externally destroying fungi which cause infection. The effects may be seen within 10 days of use.
For lasting results, do not stop using the cream before the end of 10 days.
Daktarin Cream Miconazole Nitrate 2% gives you an external treatment for fungal infections. It contains the active ingredient Miconazole and can be used for treating skin or nail infections caused by yeast and bacteria.
- Hands and feet
- Outer ear
How to use:
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.
- Unless the affected skin is on your hands, wash your hands with soap and water after using the cream
- Washing your hands after using the cream will stop you spreading the infection to other parts of your body or to other people
- Do not allow other people to use your flannel or towel. This will stop them from getting your infection
- Clothing that touches infected skin should be washed and changed often.
Daktarin cream is non-greasy and should not stain clothes
Do not use Daktarin cream:
- If you are allergic to miconazole, any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) or to other similar antifungal medicines
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.
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
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.
- Benzoic acid (E210). This can irritate your eyes, eyelids, mouth and nostrils if it comes into contact with them
- Butylated hydroxyanisole (E320). This can cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes
Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.
Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.
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