Before you start to use your Daktarin Dual Action Cream, please read the product leaflet carefully all the way through as it contains important information. If there is anything that you do not understand or if you need further information or advice, you should ask your pharmacist or doctor who will have more details.
The product leaflet applies only to Daktarin Dual Action Cream. Please do not throw it away until you have completed the full course of your medicine. You may need to refer to it again.
What is Daktarin Dual Action Cream?
The name of your medicine is Daktarin Dual Action Cream and its active ingredient is Miconazole Nitrate. This product is one of a group of medicines called 'antifungals' which are used to treat infections caused by fungi including yeasts and some bacteria.
What is Daktarin Dual Action Cream used for?
Daktarin Dual Action Cream is used to treat athlete's foot. It works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the bacteria which may also be present.When should I not use Daktarin Dual Action Cream?
Do not use this cream if you think that you may have had an allergic reaction to any form of Daktarin, any of the inactive ingredients, or a similar antifungal in the past. An allergic reaction may be recognised as a rash or itching at the site of infection which gets worse after applying the cream.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor before using the cream if this applies to you. They will then decide whether Daktarin Dual Action Cream is suitable for you.
Special Precautions :
Do not put Daktarin Dual Action Cream into the eyes - it is for application to the skin.
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding :If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding, you should talk to your doctor who will decide if you can use Daktarin Dual Action Cream.
What happens if I swallow some Daktarin Dual Action Cream?
Accidental swallowing of this product is normally harmless but you should contact your doctor as a precaution.
What side-effects may occur with Daktarin Dual Action Cream?
Daktarin Dual Action Cream is usually well tolerated. Occasionally, irritation of the skin may occur. If the irritation is severe, stop using the cream and talk to your doctor. In rare cases, itching and redness following each application may indicate an allergy to the medicine (see When should I not use Daktarin Dual Action?) in which case you should stop using it. If your medicine affects you in any other way, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.
How should I store Daktarin Dual Action Cream?
As with all medicines, this product should be kept in a safe place where children cannot reach it. Store the cream in its original packaging away from direct heat. Do not use the cream after the expiry date printed on the packaging. Always return any left over medicine to your pharmacist.
What is Athlete's Foot?
It is a fungal infection that affects your feet, particularly between your toes.
How do you catch Athlete's Foot?
It's extremely infectious so anyone can pick it up, especially people sharing communial 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 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, the athlete's foot soon returns.
How do I use Daktarin Dual Action Cream?
Daktarin Dual Action Cream is for External Use Only
Each tube of Daktarin Dual Action cream is sealed. To Open :- Unscrew the cap; use the cap to pierce the seal.
Each time you use the cream :
Wash the infected skin and dry it well. As many skin conditions are infectious, you should keep a towel and a flannel for your own use so that you do not infect anyone else.
Rub the cream gently on to the affected area twice daily, e.g. at night and in the morning. Relief from the symptoms may occur quickly but it is important that you continue to use the cream for at least 10 days after the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back. 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. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas should be washed and changed frequently. Daktarin Dual Action Cream is non-greasy and should not stain clothes.
If symptoms persist, talk to your doctor.
Each gram contains 20mg of Miconazole Nitrate. The cream also contains the following inactive ingredients :
Water, Macrogol and Glycol Stearate, Peglicol Oleate, Liquid Paraffin, Benzoic Acid (E210) and Butylated Hydroxyanisole (E320)
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