DAKTARIN AKTIV CREAM
Active substance(s): 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 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 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
■ 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 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 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.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Apply the cream to the infected
skin twice a day (e.g. at night and
in the morning).
Adults and children of all ages
Adults and children
of all ages
■ Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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’
■ Continue treatment for 7 days after all the symptoms
have cleared to prevent them from coming back.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
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.
turn over c
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
■ 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:
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.
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
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
How to prevent re-infection
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
Daktarin Aktiv Cream is a white cream available in tubes of
15 g and 30 g.
Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Turnhoutseweg 30, B2340,
This leaflet was revised November 2015.
Daktarin is a registered trade mark.
What’s in this medicine?
6 Further information
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.
How do you catch Athlete’s Foot?
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.
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.
7 Facts about Athlete’s Foot:
5 Storing this medicine