DAKTARIN 2% CREAM
Active substance(s): MICONAZOLE NITRATE
■ 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 are allergic to the active substance, other similar
antifungal medicines or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in 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…
Adults and children
of all ages
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.
Skin infections: Apply to the
infected skin twice a day.
Nail infections: Apply to the
infected area once or twice daily.
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
■ 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
■ If you are allergic to the active substance, other
similar antifungal medicines or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
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
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
using this medicine if you are pregnant or
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
■ 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.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
Daktarin 2% Cream can cause severe allergic reactions.
You must be aware of the signs of an allergic
reaction while you are taking Daktarin 2% Cream.
See ‘Possible side-effects’
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.
A severe allergic reaction which may include:
Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat
■ Difficulty in swallowing or breathing
■ Itchy rash (hives)
skin burning sensation, application site reactions,
application site irritation, application site burning,
application site warmth, application site itchiness, skin
inflammation, skin discolouration.
Rash, skin irritation, itchiness or redness
If you experience any side-effects not included in this
leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor
Other side-effects which may occur but it is
unknown how often:
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
4 Possible side-effects
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
Daktarin 2% Cream is a white cream available in tubes of
Product Licence holder: McNeil Products Ltd,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,
Turnhoutseweg 30, B2340, Beerse, Belgium.
This leaflet was revised November 2015.
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),
What’s in this medicine?
6 Further information
Do not store above 25ºC.
Keep the product out of the sight and reach 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 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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Reporting of side-effects
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.