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Active substance(s): MICONAZOLE NITRATE

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CRR: 340708

miconazole nitrate
■ This medicine is used to treat fungal and
bacterial infections of the skin.
■ 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 Powder is a medicine which is used to
treat infections of the skin which may appear on the
hands, feet, outer ear, trunk or groin. It is also used
to treat nappy rash. The powder 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. The powder
helps to dry the skin as well as treat the infection.
This medicine is for use in adults and children of
all ages.

2 Before using this medicine
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.

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 your infection is on your hair or nails.
If any of these apply to you, get advice
from a doctor or pharmacist without using
Daktarin Powder.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking…

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.

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 Powder can cause severe allergic
reactions. You must be aware of the signs
of an allergic reaction while you are taking
Daktarin Powder. See ‘Possible side-effects’

Some of the ingredients can cause

This product contains talc. Do not breathe
in the powder as this may cause irritation of
the airways. This is especially important for
children and infants.

3 How to use this medicine

Check the table below to see how often to use.
■ For cutaneous use only, which means it is
applied directly to the affected area of skin.
■ 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.
■ Sprinkle the powder onto the infected area and
surrounding skin. It may be used on broken skin
and is particularly useful where a drying effect is
required. The powder can also be dusted inside
socks, shoes and clothing which are in contact
with the infected area.
■ Wash your hands carefully after applying the
powder 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.
Do not use more often than the stated dose
shown in the table.

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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
Powder, contact a doctor or your nearest
Accident and Emergency department
(Casualty), taking this leaflet and pack with

If anyone has swallowed this product

Continue treatment for 10 days after all the
symptoms have cleared to prevent them from
coming back.
If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.

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

4 Possible side-effects

Adults and children Apply the powder to the
of all ages
infected skin twice a day (e.g.
at night and in the morning).


Adults and children of all ages

Do not store above 25ºC.
Keep the product out of the sight and reach of
Do not use your medicine after the date shown as
the expiry date on the packaging.

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:

Reporting of side-effects

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

A severe allergic reaction which may include:
Swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or
■ 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.
Other side-effects which may occur but it is
unknown how often:
■ Rash, skin irritation, itchiness or redness

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

Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire,
SL6 3UG, UK.
Lusomedicamenta - Sociedade Técnica
Farmacêutica S.A., Estrada Consiglieri Pedroso
69-B, Queluz de Baixo, 2730-055 Barcarena,
This leaflet was revised November 2015.
Daktarin is a registered trade mark.

Daktarin Powder is a white powder in bottles of
20 g.

What the medicine looks like

The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Powder
is: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg.
Other ingredients are: Talc, zinc oxide and
colloidal anhydrous silica.

What’s in this medicine?

6 Further information

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


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