Daktarin Oral Gel

Daktarin Oral Gel (15g )

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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 up to two days 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.






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. 



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.

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.

Need to know more about Oral Thrush?

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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.

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