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Daktarin Powder Original

Daktarin Powder Original (20g)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Sat. 07 Aug.

Description for Daktarin Powder Original

Daktarin powder is a highly effective antifungal medicine that is tried and tested for the treatment of fungal and bacterial skin infections. Daktarin can be used to treat children and adults of all ages. Daktarin comes in a useful powder form allowing you to not only apply it to the skin, but only inside clothes, socks and shoes. 

You can buy Daktarin powder from The Independent Pharmacy without the hassle of a prescription. All you need to do is complete a short online consultation so our pharmacy team can make sure Daktarin powder is the best medicine for you.

Daktarin Powder Information

  • Age: From Birth

    Maximum per order: 5

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Daktarin powder?

Daktarin powder quickly begins to clear fungal and bacterial skin infections, with daily use, within 7-10 days. 

Daktarin contains the active ingredient miconazole nitrate which is an antifungal medicine that kills fungi and some bacterias that are responsible for infections on the skin of the trunk, hands or feet, outer ear and the groin. 

Daktarin powder, unlike Daktarin cream, dries the skin as well as treating the infection. Daktarin powder is therefore often the preferred product for the treatment of conditions such as nappy rash and athlete's foot where the skin becomes moist and is suitable for use on areas of broken skin. 

Daktarin powder is only suitable for fungal infections of the skin. For treatment for fungal nail infections see our Fungal Nail Infection page.

 

What is Daktarin powder used for?

Daktarin can be used to treat fungal and bacterial infections that affect the skin which includes conditions such as:

  • Ringworm 
  • Jock Itch

However due to its drying effect Daktarin powder is particularly effective at treating nappy rash and athlete's foot. You can also buy Daktarin cream at The Independent Pharmacy. 

Daktarin powder should not be used to treat candidiasis (thrush). For more information and advice about thrush please see our Thrush Symptoms and Treatments page. 

 

How does Daktarin powder work?

Daktarin powder contains miconazole nitrate which is an antifungal agent. When Daktarin is applied to the skin the miconazole destroys the fungal cells by making small holes in their membranes causing their internal content to leak out. This process stops the infection spreading, giving the skin time to heal.

Daktarin powder also contains talc, which is the component that makes up Daktarin’s powder form. The talc is what causes Daktarin powder to be absorbent, which makes it extremely effective at drying out damp skin and reducing friction to irritated areas. 

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Daktarin powder 20g dosage

Daktarin powder can be used by children and adults of all ages, including babies.

Daktarin should be applied in the morning and at night using the 3 step method detailed above. You must carry on using the powder for 10 days, even if your symptoms have cleared up. This is to prevent the infection coming back. 

If your skin does not improve within 10 days of using Daktarin powder you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before using Daktarin powder. 

Daktarin powder is for external use only and should be applied directly to the infected skin and surrounding area. 

This medication is easy to use following these 3 steps:

  1. Wash and dry the infected area and dry gently.
  2. Sprinkle the powder directly onto the infected skin and surrounding skin. You can also choose to sprinkle the powder into your socks, shoes and clothes that come into contact with the infected areas. 
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying to prevent the spread of the infection. 

Daktarin powder side effects

Like all medication, Daktarin powder can cause unwanted side effects. Most of which will improve once you stop using the product. If however, side effects continue if you become concerned you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist.

You may experience some local irritation, rash, redness, itching at the site of application especially if you have applied the powder to rare areas of skin. 

If you experience a severe allergic reaction when using Daktarin powder you should seek immediate medical advice from your nearest emergency department. 

For a full list of reported side effects associated with the use of Daktarin powder please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Daktarin powder ingredients

The active ingredient in Daktarin powder is: Miconazole nitrate, each 1 gram contains 20 milligrams. 

Daktarin powder also contains: Talc and zinc oxide.

For a full list of ingredients please read the Patient Information Leaflet. You should be familiar with the ingredients in all new medication before starting treatment.

Daktarin powder warnings

For a full list of warnings and precautions please read the Patient Information Leaflet

  • Daktarin powder is for external use only. If you accidentally swallow any of this product, go to your nearest emergency department immediately. 
  • Be careful when applying Daktarin powder not to inhale this product. Daktarin powder contains talc, which if inhaled can irritate your airway. 
  • Fungal infections are contagious and are easily spread to other areas of skin or to other people. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use and do not share Daktarin powder. 
  • You should seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist, if you are using any other medication, before using Daktarin powder.

 

Daktarin powder & pregnancy

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Daktarin powder.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Athlete's Foot?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Daktarin Powder Original Reviews

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Authored By:

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Dr Donald Grant

MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP Dip.orth.med

Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 19-10-2020


Dr Don Grant is a GP with over 30 years experience and is the Clinical Advisor at The Independent Pharmacy

Reviewed By:

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Andy Boysan

BPharm

Reviewed on: 19-10-2020

Next review date: 19-10-2022


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.


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