Daktarin oral gel is a medicine which is used to treat fungal infections of the
mouth, throat and gullet. The gel contains miconazole which works by
destroying the fungus that is present.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 4 months and over
The active substance in Daktarin oral gel is miconazole. Each gram (g) of
Daktarin oral gel contains 20 milligrams (mg) of miconazole.
The other ingredients are pregelatinised potato starch, alcohol, polysorbate 20
(E432), sodium saccharin, cocoa flavour, orange flavour, glycerol and water.
Adults and Children over 2 years: 2.5 ml (half a 5ml spoonful) of gel
applied four times a day after food.
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• Infants 4 months – 2 years: 1.25 ml (one quarter of a 5 ml spoonful) of
gel applied four times a day after food. Each application should be
divided into smaller portions.
• For oral use only
• Keep the gel in the mouth as long as possible. Do not swallow it straight
• If the infection is just in the mouth, apply directly to the affected area with a
• If you are wearing dentures, remove them at bedtime and rub them with
the gel. This helps stop your dentures becoming infected too
• Do not use more than the stated dose
• Use after meals
• If you are giving the gel to a child or infant aged 4 months or over, make
sure that the gel does not become a choking hazard by making sure you
place the gel at the front of the mouth
Like all medicines, Daktarin oral gel can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Stop using Daktarin oral gel and tell your doctor straight away if you
notice the following. You may need medical treatment.
• Sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat; difficulty swallowing;
hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria) and breathing difficulties
(angioedema, anaphylactic reactions); severe irritation, reddening or
blistering of your skin. These may be signs of a severe allergic reaction.
• Severe skin disorders with peeling and/or rashes with small pus-containing
pimples (with a fever) or blistering of your skin, mouth, eyes and genitals
(toxic epidermal necrolysis or Stevens-Johnson Syndrome)
• Light headedness, generalised itch, wheezing or difficulty breathing.
• If you are taking medicines to thin the blood (anticoagulants), such as
warfarin: unexpected bleeding or bruising, nosebleeds, coughing up blood,
blood in the urine, black tarry stools or coffee ground vomit.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store the gel in its original packaging. Do not store above 30°C.
Do not use Daktarin oral gel after the expiry date which is stated on the
packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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 protect the environment.