Infections such as athlete’s foot occur when fungus and bacteria begin to grow on areas of your body, usually because the environment is warm and moist which allows them to thrive. Common areas include the hands, feet, groin and foot.
Miconazole Nitrate 2% w/w.
Apply to skin and nails only.
Apply to the affected area twice daily.
Apply to the affected area once or twice daily.
Continue treatment for 10 days after symptoms have cleared to prevent them coming back.
Do not use this medicine if you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if: you are taking oral anticoagulants or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
External use only
If product gets into eyes, rinse immediately
If irritation occurs, discontinue use
DAKTARIN Cream is usually well tolerated. However, it may sometimes cause a skin reaction such as a rash, redness, swelling, itching or a burning sensation.
What is Daktarin cream?
Daktarin cream contains 2% of the active ingredient miconazole nitrate. Miconazole is an antifungal treatment which when applied to the skin and nails kills fungi that are responsible for infections on the trunk of the body, hands or feet, scalp or outer ear and the groin.
Daktarin cream has been tried and tested to stop the spread and to clear up fungal infections with daily use within 7-10 days.
What is Daktarin cream used for?
Daktarin cream can be used to treat fungal skin and nail infections in children and adults. Some example of fungal infections that Daktarin cream can be used to treat are listed below:
Ringworm on the body and scalp
Fungal nail infections
Daktarin for babies
Daktarin cream can be used to treat fungal infections in babies from birth. If you are concerned that your baby has a fungal infection, it is recommended that you discuss this with a doctor or pharmacist before starting using any medication.
Daktarin for hair growth
Daktarin cream is not licensed for use to stimulate hair growth and there is limited scientific research to suggest that Daktarin is an effective treatment for hair loss.
For more information about available treatments for hair loss in men and women, please see our Hair Loss Treatment and Advice page.
How does Daktarin cream work?
Daktarin cream contains miconazole nitrate which is commonly used to treat fungal infection. When Daktarin is applied to the skin and nails the miconazole targets fungal cells and makes holes in their membranes causing them to die which prevents further spread of the infection and heals the treated areas.
How long does Daktarin cream take to work?
Daktarin should be used daily for at least 10 days to treat fungal nail and skin infections.
You should keep using the Daktarin cream up until 10 days even if it appears that your infection has cleared. If you stop using Daktarin earlier than 10 days the infection is more likely to come back.
If your infection has not improved after using Daktarin cream daily for 10 consecutive days you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.