DAKTARIN AKTIV CREAM

Active substance: MICONAZOLE NITRATE

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miconazole nitrate

2% CREAM

■ This medicine is used to treat fungal and bacterial
infections of the skin and nails.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children of all ages.
■ Do not use this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them. See
Section 2 ▶
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients. See Section 6 ▶
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in
Section 2 ▶
■ If you are taking any other medicines. See Section 2 ▶
■ Follow the instructions on how to use this product
carefully. See Section 3 ▶
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

1 What the medicine 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.

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.

2 Before using this medicine

3 How to use this medicine

Do not use this medicine…





Dose



Skin infections: Apply to the
infected skin twice a day.
Nail infections: Apply to the
infected area once or twice daily.





Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or
10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have
cleared to prevent them from coming back.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.

Adults and children
of all ages

Age

Adults and children of all ages

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.

How to apply the 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.

■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients.
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
breast-feeding.

Do not let the cream get into your eyes.
If you experience any irritation or sensitivity to the
cream, stop using this medicine.

Special warnings about this medicine





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.

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Also you can help to make sure medicines remain as safe
as possible by reporting any unwanted side-effects via the
internet at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard; alternatively you
can call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available between
10am – 2pm Monday to Friday) or fill in the paper form
available from your local pharmacy.

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intolerance, severe allergic reaction including swelling of
the face, lips, tongue or throat, skin irritation, rash,
redness, itchiness.

If you experience any side-effects not included in this
leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist.



Other side-effects which may occur but it is
unknown how often:

Uncommon: (less than 1 in 100 people are affected)
■ skin burning sensation, application site reactions,
application site irritation, application site burning,
application site warmth, application site itchiness,
skin inflammation, skin discolouration

If you experience any of the following, stop using
the medicine and seek immediate medical help:

Daktarin 2% Cream can have side-effects, like all
medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are
usually mild.

4 Possible side-effects

Daktarin 2% Cream is a white cream available in tubes of
15 g.
Product Licence holder: McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,
Turnhoutseweg 30, B2340, Beerse, Belgium.
This leaflet was revised May 2014.
Daktarin is a registered trade mark.

What the medicine looks like

The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin 2% 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.

What’s in this medicine?

6 Further information

Do not store above 25ºC.
Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use your medicine after the date shown as the
expiry date on the packaging.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

5 Storing this medicine

If you forget to use a dose, use the next dose when
needed. Do not use a double dose.

If you forget to use the medicine

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 anyone has swallowed this product

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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