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Daktarin Oral Gel

Daktarin Oral Gel (15g )

Order before 3pm for delivery from Wed. 30 Sep and Thu. 01 Oct.

Description for Daktarin Oral Gel

Use Daktarin Oral Gel for the effective treatment of oral thrush. It contains miconazole that works by killing the fungi that causes thrush and the associated bacteria. A soothing and pleasant tasting gel that helps to get rid of the irritation and soreness of the mouth that oral thrush can cause.

Product Information

  • Age: 4 months +

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

Daktarin Oral Gel

Daktarin oral gel is an effective medication for the treatment of oral thrush, which presents itself as white, yellow, or cream spots in the mouth, because a change of conditions in the mouth have allowed the fungi to overgrow.

The main ingredient is miconazole, which kills the fungi and associated bacteria responsible for the growth of thrush, by interfering with cell membranes and thus stopping ergosterol, an essencial component of fungi, from being produced.This pleasant, orange- tasting gel is very soothing, helping to get rid of the soreness, burning and irritation in the mouth. This medication is available over the counter and is suitable for almost all ages.

Whilst treating thrush with Daktarin oral gel, pain killers like paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin can be taken at the same time, to reduce any pain incurred by the infection.

  • Daktarin oral gel is used to treat, as well as prevent, fungal infections of the throat, mouth, stomach and intestines.
  • Daktarin oral gel can be purchased without a prescription but only for oral thrush i.e. the throat or mouth.

Daktarin oral gel is suitable for patients from four months and upwards.

Daktarin oral gel can also keep further outbreaks at bay.


Daktarin oral gel:

  • Contains miconazole
  • Treats oral thrush
  • Treats fungus & bacterial infections
  • Soothes throat and mouth infections
  • Prevents oral infections from returning
  • Is pleasantly flavoured and easy to swallow.

When taking Daktarin oral gel, it is best to keep the medication in the mouth for quite some time, before swallowing.

Pharmacist Tip

Oral thrush occurs in babies, children and adults alike, sometimes as a side-effect of taking antibiotics, or as a result of other conditions e.g. diabetes. While it may cause a burning sensation in adults, this is not usually the case with babies.

Daktarin oral gel is for the treatment of fungal, as well as bacterial, infections of the mouth and throat. It can be taken by all patients from the age of fourth months, though care must be taken when giving the gel to babies and small children.

Daktarin Oral Gel should be taken after having eaten. After having washed your hands, use the tube’s lid to break the seal. With a clean finger, put a small amount of the gel onto the affected area and keep it there for as long as possible. For oropharyngeal infestations, adults may take a spoonful of gel up to four times a day. If you wear dentures, the procedure is to remove them at night and brush them with this medication, to prevent them also becoming infected.

For children between four months and six years of age, use the gel twice daily. For very young children, apply Daktarin oral gel only to the front of the mouth and never to the throat.

Apply the medication for for at least a week after the condition has cleared. If symptoms continue, speak with your doctor.

Oral thrush commonly occurs in babies but can also occur in adults as a side effect of antibiotics or due to conditions such as diabetes. In babies it isn't usually painful however, in adults it can cause a burning sensation.

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

Adults and elderly, and children aged 6 years and over:

Use on the affected area 4 times daily.

Children 4 months to 6 years:

Use on the affected area twice daily.

To apply: squeeze a small amount of gel onto a clean finger and rub into the affected area.

Daktarin Oral Gel should be used for up to 2 days after symptoms have disappeared to prevent recurrence. 



The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:


The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:

Pregelatinised Potato Starch, Ethanol, Polysorbate 20 (E432), Sodium Saccharin, Cocoa flavour, Orange flavour, Glycerol and Water.

Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.

  • This product is not recommended for children under 4 months. 
  • After the symptoms have cleared, you should continue to use for up to 2 days. 
  • Avoid using this gel if you have any type of liver disease or if you have ever experienced in the past an allergic reaction to this product, or to miconazole or other ingredients. 
  • Avoid using this gel until you discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, if take the following medication: some drugs that lower your cholesterol, such as, lovastatin and simvastatin, triazolam and midazolam (taken by mouth) or antihistamine or hay fever product containing mizolastine or astemizole, terfenadine or if you are taking cisapride (used to treat some digestive conditions) or medication used to treat irregular heart beat rhythms such as dofetilide and quinidine or medication that is taken for insomnia or anxiety such as tranquillizers or pimozide for treating psychotic disorders. 

Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.

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 - 3 - 5 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 3 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 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 and in your account.

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

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 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


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


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
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 Oral Thrush?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Daktarin for?

    Daktarin oral gel is a medication which treats thrush, including oral thrush (oral candidiasis), which is a result of a yeast known as candida. It can be used to both prevent and cure this infection. It treats thrush in the throat, mouth and also the gastrointestinal tract. It can be given to patients as young as four months of age. 

  • What should I know about the administration of Daktarin Oral Gel?

     Daktarin oral gel is of a sticky consistency, so take care when giving to babies and small children. For children under two years of age, break the dose up into very small portions and never place the gel at the back of the throat, as this could cause choking. Also, if you are breastfeeding, do not apply the gel to your nipples, as this could also cause choking.

    • Stop using the medication, if you develop a rash or experience any blistering or peeling of your skin and then take medical advice as to future use, or a change of medication.
  • How long should I take Daktarin Oral Gel?

    Symptoms should clear within two days but, should they persist, speak with your doctor. 

  • Is there a problem if I miss a dose of Daktarin Oral Gel?

    Daktarin oral gel can be taken a little bit later than the expected time but never take a double dose. If you don’t remember until the next dose is due, simply take one dose only. 

  • How do I store Daktarin Oral Gel?

    Daktarin oral gel should be stored in a cool, dry, place where a temperature of below 30°C exists.

Authored By:

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Chris Newbury

BPharm IP

Published on: 29-05-2019

Last modified on: 29-05-2019

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

Reviewed By:

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Leanne Sinclair


Reviewed on: 29-05-2019

Next review date: 29-05-2021

Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.

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