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Daktarin Powder is a medicine which is used to treat infections of the skin which may appear on the hands, feet, outer ear, trunk or groin. It is also used to treat nappy rash. The powder contains miconazole nitrate which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present. The powderhelps to dry the skin as well as treat the infection. This medicine is for use in adults and children of all ages. Daktarin Powder contains miconazole nitrate and is for the treatment of mycotic infections of the skin due to Gram-positive bacteria. Always read the label.
This medicine is suitable for most adults and children but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not use this medicine: ? If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients. ? If your infection is on your hair or nails. If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Daktarin Powder. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking: ? Oral anticoagulants (drugs used to thin the blood, such as warfarin). If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist. ? If you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not let the powder get into your eyes. If you experience any irritation or sensitivity to the powder, stop using this medicine. This product contains talc. Do not breathe in the powder as this may cause irritation of the airways. This is especially important for children and infants. If anyone accidentally swallows Daktarin Powder, contact a doctor or your nearest Accident and Emergency department (Casualty), taking this leaflet and pack with you. If you forget to use a dose, use the next dose when needed. Do not use a double dose. Possible side-effects Daktarin Powder can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild. If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and seek immediate medical help: Very rarely: (less than 1 in 10,000 people are affected) ? Severe allergic reactions including swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat. ? Light headedness, generalised itch, wheezing or difficulty in breathing. If you experience any of the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor: Very rarely: (less than 1 in 10,000 people are affected) ? Allergic reactions such as a skin rash, itchiness, hives, swelling, redness or a burning feeling. Other mild effects which may occur include: Rarely: (less than 1 in every 1,000 people are affected) ? Sensitivity reactions (such as rash) at the application site. If this occurs stop using the medicine. If you experience any side-effects not included in this leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not store above 25ºC. Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use your medicine after the date shown as the expiry date on the packaging. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
? For cutaneous use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area of skin. ? 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. ? Sprinkle the powder onto the infected area and surrounding skin. It may be used on broken skin and is particularly useful where a drying effect is required. The powder can also be dusted inside socks, shoes and clothing which are in contactwith the infected area. ? Wash your hands carefully after applying the powder 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. ? Do not use more often than the stated dose shown in the table. Adults and children of all ages: Apply the powder to the infected skin twice a day (e.g. at night and in the morning). ? Continue treatment for 10 days after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back. ? If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Powder is: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg. Other ingredients are: Talc, zinc oxide andcolloidal anhydrous silica.