Daktarin

By Medically reviewed by hellodoktor

Generic Name: Daktarin Brand Name(s): Daktarin and Daktarin.

Uses

What is Daktarin® (miconazole) used for?

In Daktarin®, miconazole is an active ingredient. It is commonly used to treat fungal and bacterial infections of the skin and nails.

How should I take Daktarin® (miconazole)?

Always use this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. 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.

How do I store Daktarin® (miconazole)?

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Store the cream in its original packaging. Do not store above 25°C. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Daktarin® (miconazole)?

Before using Daktarin®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction: to Daktarin®, excipients using for dosage form containing Daktarin®. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Pediatric.
  • Geriatric.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Daktarin®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine. You may still be able to use Daktarin® cream if your doctor thinks you need to.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Daktarin® (miconazole)?

As taking others medicines, taking Daktarin® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

The most common side effect is minor irritation of treated skin areas.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Daktarin® (miconazole)?

Daktarin® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval, such as topical medicines or moisturizers.

In case that Miconazole is absorbed into the blood, it can interact with other drugs, such as Astemizole; Cisapride; Ergot alkaloids, eg ergotamine, methysergide; Midazolam taken by mouth; Mizolastine; Pimozide; Quetiapine; Quinidine; Sertindole; Statins; Terfenadine; Triazolam; Warfarin.

Does food or alcohol interact with Daktarin® (miconazole)?

Daktarin® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Daktarin® (miconazole)?

Daktarin® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Daktarin® (miconazole).

What is the dose of Daktarin® (miconazole) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Daktarin®.

Recommended doses in some cases are listed below:

For skin infections

Use the cream twice a day – once in the morning and again at night. Keep using the cream for at least 7 days after all signs of infection have gone away. This will stop the infection from coming back.

For nail infections

Use the cream once or twice a day. Your doctor will tell you which one. Keep using the cream for 10 days after all signs of infection have gone away. This will stop the infection from coming back.

What is the dose of Daktarin® (miconazole) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Daktarin®.

Do not use this medicine on a child under 2 years of age unless your doctor tells you to.

How is Daktarin® (miconazole) available?

Daktarin® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Daktarin 2% Cream;
  • Daktarin Aktiv Spray Powder;
  • Daktarin Oral Gel;
  • Daktarin Powder.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Daktarin®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: October 14, 2016 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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