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Daktacort Ointment

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Daktacort Ointment is a medicine which is used to treat inflamed conditions of the skin such as eczema and dermatitis which may be caused by infection with certain fungi and bacteria.

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Daktacort Ointment contains Miconazole nitrate is an antifungal which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present, and, Hydrocortisone is a mild ‘topical steroid’ which reduces inflammation, swelling, redness and itching of the skin.

How to use Daktacort Ointment:

Always use Daktacort ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. Daktacort ointment is for use on your skin only. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

How to apply the ointment

Each tube of Daktacort ointment is sealed. Use the cap to pierce the tube Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are infectious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use. Do not share them so that you do not infect anyone else.

  • Apply a small amount of Daktacort ointment to the affected area and rub it in gently.
  • Unless the infected skin is on your hands, wash your hands carefully after applying the ointment to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas should be washed and changed frequently

How much to apply

Adults and children: Unless your doctor tells you differently, apply a small amount of Daktacort ointment to the affected area 2 or 3 times each day If your skin problem does not improve in 7 days, tell your doctor

If you swallow Daktacort ointment

  • If anyone accidentally swallows Daktacort ointment, contact a doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty department straight away.
  • If you forget a dose - Do not apply the missed dose of ointment
  • Apply the next dose of ointment as usual and keep using it as your doctor has told you - Do not use a double dose ointment to make up for a missed dose
  • If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Caution before using Daktacort Ointement:

  • Do not use Daktacort ointment if: You are allergic to anything in Daktacort ointment (listed in section 6 below) You have any other skin problems such as cold sores, herpes, chicken pox or shingles. Only use it for the skin problem that you showed the doctor
  • Do not use this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Daktacort ointment.

Take special care with Daktacort ointment

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if: The inflamed skin is on your face. You should not use Daktacort ointment on your face, unless your doctor has told you to. The ointment is to be used by children:

The ointment should not be used on small children for long periods of time (such as every day for several weeks). The ointment should not be used on large areas of a child’s body or under a baby’s nappy unless your doctor has told you to

Elderly patients

Medicines like Daktacort ointment can cause thinning of the skin when used for a long time without a break. Because thinning of the skin happens naturally in older people, this medicine should be used sparingly for no more than a few weeks in elderly patients. Only use it for as long as your doctor tells you.


Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription or herbal medicines. Medicines that thin your blood (anticoagulants) such as warfarin. Your doctor may want to check that the anticoagulants are still working properly

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your doctor will decide if you can use Daktacort ointment.

Driving and using machines

Daktacort ointment is not likely to affect you being able to drive or use any tools or machines.

Possible side effects whilst using Daktacort Ointment:

  • Like all medicines Daktacort ointment can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Sensitivity reactions (such as rash) at the application site. If this occurs stop using the medicine.
  • If you get side effects and they become serious or if you notice any other side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Daktacort Ointment contains:

The active substances in Daktacort ointment are miconazole nitrate (2% w/w) and hydrocortisone (1% w/w).The other ingredients are liquid paraffin and polyethylene.

Daktacort Ointment
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