Active substance: MICONAZOLE NITRATE

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miconazole nitrate


■ This medicine is used to treat Athlete’s Foot.
■ 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 c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients. See Section 6 c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned in
Section 2 c
■ If you are taking any other medicines. See Section 2 c
■ Follow the instructions on how to use this product
carefully. See Section 3 c
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 Aktiv Cream is a medicine which is used to
effectively treat and relieve Athlete’s Foot. 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
caused by Athlete’s Foot.
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


Apply the cream to the infected
skin twice a day (e.g. at night and
in the morning).


■ Continue treatment for 7 days 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

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
■ 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

Do not use this medicine…

■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or
pharmacist without using Daktarin Aktiv Cream.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are

■ 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.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Special warnings about this medicine

■ Do not let the cream get into your eyes.
■ If you experience any irritation or sensitivity to the
cream, stop using 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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Rarely: (less than 1 in every 1,000 people are affected)
■ Sensitivity reactions (such as rash) at the application site.
If this occurs stop using the medicine.
If you experience any side-effects not included in this
leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist.

Other mild effects which may occur include:

Very rarely: (less than 1 in 10,000 people are affected)
■ Allergic reactions such as a skin rash, itchiness, hives,
swelling, redness or a burning feeling.

If you experience any of the following, stop using
the medicine and talk to your doctor:

Very rarely: (less than 1 in 10,000 people are affected)
■ Severe allergic reactions including swelling of the face,
lips, tongue or throat.
■ Light headedness, generalised itch, wheezing or difficulty
in breathing.

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

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

4 Possible side-effects

Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B2340,
Beerse, Belgium.
This leaflet was revised June 2013
Daktarin is a registered trade mark.

Daktarin Aktiv Cream is a white cream available in tubes of
15 g and 30 g.

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If you want to avoid the vicious circle of re-infection, here
are a few helpful hints.
■ Spray inside your shoes and socks with fungicidal powder
before putting them on.
■ Don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. This helps
reduce the build-up of sweat which provides the moisture
on which the fungus thrives.
■ Avoid synthetic footwear. Choose cotton socks and
leather shoes which allow your feet to breathe.
■ Avoid sharing towels or footwear.
■ Avoid walking barefoot in changing rooms.
■ Dry thoroughly between your toes and keep toenails
short as this reduces the number of places fungi can

What the medicine looks like

How to prevent re-infection

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.

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.

How do you catch Athlete’s Foot?

7 Facts about Athlete’s Foot:

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 Aktiv 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

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