Daktarin Cream Miconazole Nitrate 2% contains a medicine called miconazole. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘antifungals’. Daktarin cream is used for infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi including yeasts, and some bacteria. Infections may appear on the:
- Hands or feet
- Scalp or outer ear
How does Daktarin Cream work?
Daktarin cream works by destroying the fungus that causes the infection and some of the bacteria which may also be present. It is also used to treat infected nappy rash.
How is Daktarin Cream taken?
Daktarin Cream is for external use only. Each time you use the cream you should wash the infected skin and dry it well. Apply the cream as directed by your doctor. After applying the cream, unless the infected skin is on your hands, wash your hands carefully to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people.
How soon will Daktarin Cream work?
The effects of Daktarin Cream may start to be seen quickly but it is important to continue using Daktarin Cream for up to 10 days after the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back.
What are the common side effects with Daktarin Cream?
Daktarin Cream is usually well tolerated. Occasionally, irritation of the skin may occur.
Daktarin Cream Miconazole Nitrate 2% - Always use Daktarin cream exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Each tube of Daktarin cream is sealed. You will need to use the cap to pierce the seal
Rub the cream gently into the affected area and surrounding skin with clean fingers
Do not put Daktarin cream into or near the eyes - it is for use on the skin and nails only
Do not swallow the cream
For skin infections:
Use the cream twice a day - once in the morning and again at night
For nail infections:
Use the cream once or twice a day. Your doctor will tell you which one
Miconazole nitrate 2 % w/w.