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Daktarin Gold 2% Cream Summary
|Type of medicine||Topical azole antifungal cream|
|Works by||Stops the growth of fungus on the skin|
|Active ingredient||Miconazole nitrate|
|Effective within||Noticeable signs of improvement within 2 weeks|
|Use with alcohol||No known issues|
Daktrain Gold 2% Cream Information
What is Daktarin Gold 2%cream?
Daktarin Gold contains 2% of the active ingredient ketoconazole. Ketoconazole is an antifungal treatment which when applied to the skin kills fungi that are responsible for infections on the skin.
Daktarin Gold has been tried and tested to stop the spread and to clear up fungal infections with daily use, usually within 2 weeks.
What is Daktarin Gold used for?
Daktarin cream can be used to treat fungal skin infections in children over 12 and adults. Some example of fungal infections that Daktarin Gold can be used to treat are listed below:
- Athletes foot
- Jock itch (Dhobie itch)
- Sweat rash
How does Daktarin Gold work?
Daktarin Gold 2% cream contains ketoconazole which is commonly used to treat fungal infection. When Daktarin Gold is applied to the skin, the ketoconazole 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 Gold 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. A normal course of treatment is from 2 to 6 weeks.
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.
Daktarin Gold cream 30g dosage
Before using Daktarin Gold cream, please read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly and make sure to follow the instructions for use carefully.
- Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
- Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
- Wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently.
For skin infections of the trunk, groin, feet and hands, apply Daktarin Gold 2% Cream to the affected and immediate surrounding area once or twice a day. Depending on the type of infection, treatment may last 2 to 6 weeks.
Daktarin antifungal cream ingredients
For a full list of ingredients please read the Patient Information Leaflet.
Daktarin cream contains the active substance: Ketoconazole.
Each gram of Daktarin Gold cream contains Ketoconazole 20 mg (2%).
Daktarin cream also contains the inactive ingredients: Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite (E221) and purified water.
Daktarin cream side effects
In the same way as all medication, Daktarin Gold can cause some people to experience unwanted side effects.
Before you use Daktarin Gold cream you must read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly to ensure you are familiar with a full list of side effects.
If you experience a severe allergic reaction, you must be seen by a doctor straight away. If you are worried about side effects, stop using Daktarin Gold cream and speak to a doctor or pharmacist.
When using Daktarin Gold cream some people may experience irritation to the treated site, which might present in the following ways:
- Burning sensation
- Localised eczema (dermatitis), skin rash, sticky skin, irritation, prickling sensation, inflammation, discomfort, dryness, bleeding or other reactions at the application site.
Daktarin Gold warnings
- When applying Daktarin Gold, make sure that you wash your hands before and after use to prevent spreading the fungal infection to other parts of your body.
- Do not share or use another person’s Daktarin Gold cream as it may be harmful to them. Daktarin Gold is used to treat fungal infections which can be spread by sharing creams.
- If you are taking any other medication, you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Daktarin Gold cream.
Do not use this Daktarin Gold Cream:
If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. If this applies to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Daktarin Gold 2% Cream.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If you recently used a cream, ointment or lotion on your skin infection that contains a corticosteroid (a group of medicines that work by reducing inflammation caused by a variety of
skin conditions). You should continue to apply a mild corticosteroid (such as hydrocortisone) cream, ointment or lotion in the morning whilst applying Daktarin Gold 2% cream in the evening. The mild corticosteroid treatment can then be gradually stopped over a period of 2 to 3 weeks.
Daktarin cream & Pregnancy
You can use Daktarin Gold 2% cream if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not apply directly to the breast whilst breast-feeding.
However, always ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Daktarin Gold 2% Cream FAQs
The chemicals in Daktarin are not able to be absorbed in sufficient enough amounts to affect other oral medications. There is small chance however that Daktarin cream can increase the effects of warfarin. If you are currently using warfarin it is important to consult with your doctor before using Daktarin cream.
If you wish to use any other topical treatments, make sure to leave a 30 minutes window between individual applications. This is to make sure that the active ingredients of the treatment can be fully absorbed.
There are also other medications available containing the same active ingredients:
- Daktarin powder.
- Daktarin oral gel.